The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) sought a Supreme Court in-house inquiry against Justice Hemant Gupta over cases of alleged disproportionate assets and misbehaviour against him. This comes about a month after the collegium had recommended his name for appointment as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
The CJAR said that three charges warrant an inquiry. “Justice Hemant Gupta through his wife namely Alka Gupta and advocate Mukesh Mittal (prime accused in Chandigarh money laundering case) laundered crores of ill gotten wealth and amassed several properties illegally,” it alleged. It added that he tried to “influence/ jeopardize’’ the ongoing Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigation where his wife is one of the suspects. The CJAR said that Justice Gupta’s properties are under ED scanner.