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18 Feb 2020, 18:31 HRS IST
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  • Two hours given to Justice A N Ray to decide on CJI post?
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  • came just ahead of the second controversial supersession in the Indian judiciary in 1977.

    Judge H R Khanna, the lone dissenter in the case, was superseded by Justice M H Begh, following which the former had quit.

    Later, the New York Times wrote an editorial lauding Justice Khanna, saying "if India ever find its way back to the freedom and democracy... someone will surely erect a monument to Justice H R Khanna of the Supreme Court".

    Published by the Penguin Random House, the book sheds light on the secluded world of several of India's top court judges, 19 of whom held the post of the Chief Justice of India.

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