Ex-SC judge set to probe Walmart issue
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The government may appoint former Supreme Court judge Deepak Verma for conducting an inquiry into reports of lobbying by retail giant Walmart for gaining access to India.
As soon as the Lok Sabha met on Wednesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath informed the House that "the government will appoint a retired judge to hold an inquiry into the media reports concerning Walmart." The inquiry, he said will be time-bound so that the House is informed of its outcome "as fast as possible".
Opposition members, particularly those belonging to the SP and the TMC, sought to know whether it would be a serving judge or a retired judge of the Supreme Court or a high court. "I have heard your suggestions, we have no hesitation in having an inquiry by a retired judge," responded Nath.
Verma, who retired from the apex court on August 28 this year, earlier served as a judge in the Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka high courts before his appointment as the chief justice of the Rajasthan high court. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2009.
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