NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court judgement overturning a law which gave Government more say in judicial appointments was “wrong”, former Attorney Genreral Mukul Rohatgi said today.
Rohatgi had appeared for the Government in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act case.
The Supreme Court in October 2015 struck down a constitutional amendment that sought to give the executive a say in the appointment of top judges on grounds that it would undermine the independence of the judiciary.
A five-judge constitution bench in a 4-1 majority verdict had held that both the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, 2014, were unconstitutional. (AGENCIES)