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Supreme Court Crisis: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra meets four rebel judges

The meeting which was held over the issues raised by Justices J Chelamaswar, Kurian Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan B Lokur lasted for 15 minutes and was called by the CJI himself. 

Published: 16th January 2018 02:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2018 03:05 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. | PTI File Photo

By PTI

NEW DELHI: In a bid to resolve their differences, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today met the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court who had hurled several accusations against him including on the issue of allocation of PILs of sensitive nature.
    
The apex court sources said the Chief Justice met the four judges --Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- for about 15 minutes before starting the normal work of the day.
    
Some other judges were also present in the meeting, the sources said.
    
After the meeting, the CJI and the four judges went ahead with their listed business.
    
Despite the optimism expressed yesterday by legal bodies, the crisis in the Supreme Court over complaints against the chief justice seemed far from over.
    
At a press conference last week, the four judges had flagged certain problems, including the assigning of cases by the CJI, and said there were certain issues afflicting the
country's highest court.
    
Earlier in the day, Attorney General K K Venugopal told PTI "I think it (crisis) has not been settled. Let's hope things will be fully settled within 2-3 days."

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh also exuded confidence that there was a likelihood of the crisis being resolved by the end of this week.

Attorney General K K Venugopal, earlier on Tuesday,  took a U-turn and expressed concern over the crisis and hoped that it would be “fully settled” in a couple of days. Venugopal while speaking to PTI said: “Yes, I think it has not been settled. Let’s hope things will be fully settled within 2-3 days.”



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