Panel confers with CJI on probe

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The three-member high-level committee set up to probe the allegations against three Judges of the Karnataka High Court today arrived here and met the Chief Justice of India (CJI), G.B. Pattanaik, at his residence.

The committee comprises the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, C.K. Thakkar, the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, G.L. Gupta and a senior judge of the Orissa High Court, A.K. Patnaik.

The committee is also believed to have perused the report sent by the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice, N.K. Jain, on the allegations.

The committee is expected to summon the three Judges — Justice N.S. Veerabhadraiah, Justice Chandrasekhariah and Justice V. Gopala Gowda — and probe into their reported "misbehaviour" in a resort near Mysore on the basis of the conclusions arrived at by Mr. Justice Jain in his report. It also discussed the modalities for conducting the probe.

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