NEW DELHI: Justice Markandeya Katju, who openly pointed lapses in the verdict of the Supreme Court in Soumya murder case, will directly appear in the Supreme Court. He will appear on November 11, the day the case is considered. A division bench consisting of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, P C Panth and U U Lalith directed Katju to appear in the court after his post in the Facebook pointing the lapses in apex court’s verdict commuting the life sentence of Govindachamy, accused in the Soumya case, to lifer.
However, he had earlier refused to appear citing that a Supreme Court judge has no consent to appear in the same court. However, he informed today that he will appear after getting a notice from the apex court. As the opinion of the former judge should be respected and honoured, the apex court requested Katju to appear to point the primary errors of the verdict.
The verdict in the case is a terrible mistake. The Indian Penal Code has mentioned that the words of a person who has no name and address should not be considered as evidence. Section 300 defines the murder in four parts, Katju mentioned in the post.