New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday constituted another five-judge constitution bench. This bench will hear five important matters, including petitions challenging the decision of demonetisation. At present, a five-member three Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, is hearing various cases pending for years.
The fourth five-judge Constitution Bench constituted by the Supreme Court will be headed by Justice S Abdul Nazeer and comprising Justice BR Gavai, Justice AS Bopanna, Justice V Ramasubramaniam and Justice BV Nagarathna. This constitution bench will hear five cases from Wednesday.
Hearing on petitions for demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
This Constitution Bench will start hearing 58 petitions challenging the Central Government’s November 8, 2016 decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. On 16 December 2016, a bench headed by the then Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices ‘retired’ AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud referred the validity of the decision of the central government and other questions to a larger five-judge bench.
debate on freedom of expression
The Fourth Constitution Bench will also hear other contentious issues related to issues related to the freedom of expression of public and government functionaries. The third issue that will be heard by this Constitution Bench pertains to the question whether an MP or MLA can claim exemption from criminal prosecution for taking a bribe to deliver a speech or vote in the House concerned.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 27, 2022, 23:37 IST