Union Of India . vs E. Krishna Rao on 28 January, 2022


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Supreme Court of India

Union Of India . vs E. Krishna Rao on 28 January, 2022

Author: Hon’Ble Dr. Chandrachud

Bench: Hon’Ble Dr. Chandrachud, Sanjiv Khanna

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                                        IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
                              CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION/INHERENT JURISDICTION

                                  Miscellaneous Application Nos 1717-1719 of 2021
                                                             in
                                         Civil Appeal Nos 11948-11950 of 2016

     Union of India                                                               ... Appellant(s)

                                                       Versus


     E Krishna Rao                                                                ... Respondent(s)


                                                           WITH
                                    Contempt Petition (Civil) Nos 920-922 of 2021
                                                             in
                                         Civil Appeal Nos 11948-11950 of 2016




                                                        ORDER

1 Delay condoned in filing the Contempt Petitions.

2 The review petition which was filed by the Union of India, Review Petition (Civil)

Diary No 24345 of 2021 in Miscellaneous Application No 1143 of 2021 in

Contempt Petition (C) Nos 405-407 of 2019 in Civil Appeal Nos 11948-11950 of

2016 [Amit Khare v Sudhanshu Ranjan], was dismissed by an order dated 27

January 2022.

2 Mr Vikramjit Banerjee, Additional Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the

Signature Not Verified
Union of India, submits that, in view of the above position, the persons who were
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parties to the proceedings before this Court will be given their arrears on the
Sanjay Kumar
Date: 2022.01.29
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Reason:

same footing as Mr Sudhanshu Ranjan, to whom arrears have been paid in

pursuance of the order passed in contempt proceedings.
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3 The arrears to the above set of persons shall be released on or before 15 March

2022.

4 The benefits due to persons who were not parties to or intervenors in the

proceedings which culminated in the judgment dated 26 September 2018, shall

become payable on and from the judgment dated 26 September 2018. This

direction shall be given effect to without waiting for other persons similarly

situated to move this Court either in Miscellaneous Applications or contempt

proceedings. The judgment of this Court was in relation to TV News

Correspondents (TVNCs) and TV Assistant News Correspondents (TVANCs). Mr

Vikramjit Banerjee states that the benefit would be extended to TV Assistant

News Editors (TVANEs) who are similarly circumstanced. The benefit shall be

disbursed by 30 June 2022.

5 The Miscellaneous Applications and the Contempt Petitions are accordingly

disposed of.

6 Pending applications are accordingly disposed of.

………………………….……………………..J.
[Dr Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud]

…..…..…….………..……………….………..J.
[Sanjiv Khanna]

New Delhi;

January 28, 2022

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ITEM NO.24       Court 4 (Video Conferencing)            SECTION XII-A

                 S U P R E M E C O U R T O F      I N D I A
                         RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

Miscellaneous Application No. 1717-1719/2021 in
C.A. No. 11948-11950/2016

UNION OF INDIA . Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

E. KRISHNA RAO Respondent(s)

(WITH IA No. 149292/2021 – APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION, IA No.
141597/2021 – APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION, IA No. 114896/2021 –
CLARIFICATION/DIRECTION, IA No. 156351/2021 –
CLARIFICATION/DIRECTION)

WITH
CONMT.PET.(C) No. 920-922/2021 in C.A. No. 11948-11950/2016 (XII-A)
(WITH IA No. 153843/2021 – CONDONATION OF DELAY IN FILING)

Date : 28-01-2022 These matters were called on for hearing today.

CORAM :

HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SANJIV KHANNA

For Appellant(s) Mr. Vikramjit Banerjee, ASG
UOI Mr. Nachiketa Joshi, Adv.

Mr. Sachin Sharma, Adv.

Mr. Mohd. Akhil, Adv.

Ms. Deepabali Dutta, Adv.

Ms. Preeti Rani, Adv.

Mr. Amrish Kumar, AOR

Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Uddyam Mukherjee, AOR

Cont Pet. Mr. Navaniti Prasad Singh, Sr. Adv.

Mr. K. Sriram, Adv.

Ms. M.V. Rama, Adv.

Mrs. Anjani Aiyagari, AOR

For Respondent(s)
(applicant) Mr. Ambhoj Kumar Sinha, AOR

Mr. Arun Vohra, Adv.

Mr. Gaurav Dubey, Adv.

Mr. Chander Shekhar Ashri, AOR
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Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, AOR

Mrs. Anjani Aiyagari, AOR

Mr. Snehasish Mukherjee, AOR

Mr. Sanjay Das, Adv.

Mr. Ajay Choudhary, AOR

UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R

1 Delay condoned in filing the Contempt Petitions.

2 The Miscellaneous Applications and the Contempt Petitions are disposed of in

terms of the signed order.

3 Pending applications are accordingly disposed of.




       (SANJAY KUMAR-I)                                 (SAROJ KUMARI GAUR)
          AR-CUM-PS                                        COURT MASTER

(Signed order is placed on the file)



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