Former judge who banned Jallikattu moves SC against Madras HC notice

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan, the author of a 2014 judgment banning jallikattu, moved the Supreme Court against a petition alleging bias against him for receiving the ‘Man of the Year’ award from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Justice Radhakrishnan said there is no constitutional bar on him to receive such an award after retirement as Supreme Court judge. He said he is a private citizen like anyone else in the society.

Invoking Section 3 (1) of the Judges (Protection) Act of 1985, Justice Radhakrishnan contended that no court or any forum can initiate civil or criminal proceedings against him on acts done in the course of his judicial functions.

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