New Delhi, April 4. – Delhi High Court judge
Shameet Mukherjee, who had sent in his resignation to the President
of India following allegations of involvement in the recent DDA
scam, today withdrew his resignation saying he would wait till his
name is “cleared of the charges”.
“I want to first clear my name
which has unnecessarily been related to the DDA scam,” Justice
Mukherjee said, adding that he had sent a letter dated yesterday to
this effect to the President. The Chief Justice of the Delhi High
Court and the Supreme Court have also been informed, he said.
have requested the Chief Justice not to assign me any official
duties in the interim to allow me to deal with my personal
problems,” he added.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected to forward
the second letter written by Justice Mukherjee to the Law Ministry
late tonight or tomorrow morning. His earlier resignation letter had
been sent by the President’s secretariat to the ministry on
“Now both the letters will be processed simultaneously
and a decision taken by the ministry,” a senior government official
said. Ordinarily, it takes less than a week for the file to be
processed and the request put up before the President.
Mukherjee had quit on March 31 citing personal grounds, days after
the DDA scandal broke, but had denied any involvement or wrongdoing
in the scam which surfaced after CBI raided the houses of several
top DDA officials on March 26. The CBI had recovered several
documents related to cases pending before the High Court in the
course of the raid.