Four SC Judges Allege Rot in Judiciary, CJI Assures to End Rift

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Senior Supreme Court Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph called an unprecedented press conference on 12 January.

Chelameswar Calls Press Conference

Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior most judge of the Supreme Court, has called a press conference at his house at noon today. The reason for the meeting has not been announced.

It is being reported that the benches in Courtrooms 2 and 4 of the Supreme Court have risen. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul sits on the bench in Courtroom 2 with Justice Chelameswar. Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta form the bench in Courtroom 4.

The meeting comes on a day when the SC heard a petition for a special investigation into the death of Judge Loya in 2014, who passed away while hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

An investigation by The Caravan magazine in December 2017 had raised concerns regarding the circumstances of Judge Loya's death.

Justice Chelameswar had referred the matters in the medical bribery cases – filed last year by the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms and senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal – to a Constitution Bench. However, the case saw Chief Justice Dipak Misra exercising his powers as master of the roster to reverse the decision.

9:25 PM , 14 Jan

BCI Leaves CJI Dipak Misra's Residence After a 50-Minute-Long Meeting

A seven-member delegation of Bar Council of India (BCI) met at the residence of CJI Dipak Misra to discuss the crisis in the judiciary. In a meeting that lasted 50 minutes, Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh met CJI Dipak Misra and handed over the SCBA resolution. The panel told PTI that they met the CJI in a congenial atmosphere and he said everything would be sorted out soon.

8:13 PM , 14 Jan

BCI Arrives At CJI's Residence

The Bar Council of India delegation arrived at CJI Dipak Misra’s residence to discuss the SC dispute, reported Bar and Bench.

7:59 PM , 14 Jan

SCBA President Vikas Singh Meets CJI

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh met Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at his residence on Sunday, 14 January.

The court will resume business on Monday, 15 January.

7:51 PM , 14 Jan

Bar Council Delegation Meets Justices Bobde, Joseph

Bar Council of India delegation met Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice Kurian Joseph at their residences in Delhi on Sunday, 14 January.

Four SC Judges Allege Rot in Judiciary, CJI Assures to End Rift
(Photo: ANI)

Published: 12 Jan 2018, 12:10 PM IST
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