An eight-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday adjourned hearing of judiciary separation case for two weeks.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday expressed unhappiness with the government’s repeated time plea to issue a gazette on the rule determining the discipline and conduct of lower court judges.
He said that the judiciary has been taken hostage.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam moved for the time plea during hearing of the case.
On February 27, the SC gave the government two weeks to publish the gazette. It also adjourned the hearing of the case till March 14.
The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges are yet to be finalised.