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  • 1. Indian ExpressCJI recommends impeachment of CalcuttaHC judgeAmitav Ranjan Posted: Sep 08, 2008 at 0147 hrs ISTNew Delhi, September 7 For only the second time in the history of India’s higherjudiciary, the Chief Justice of India has recommended that a judge be removed from“service”.Early last month, Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan wrote to Prime Minister ManmohanSingh that Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court be removed from thejudiciary for “misconduct” prior to his elevation, in the way he had appropriated Rs 32lakh as court-appointed receiver in 1993 in a lawsuit between Steel Authority of India Ltdand Shipping Corporation of India over supply of fire bricks.Justice Balakrishnan sought the PM’s “intervention to initiate impeachment process” inParliament as a three-judge inquiry committee had established Sen’s misconduct indepositing the money in his personal account, despite being aware that the proceeds hadto be kept in a bank of his choice for safe custody, said officials in the Prime Minister’sOffice.http://www.indianexpress.com/news/CJI-recommends-impeachment-of-Calcutta-HC-judge/358619/