CJI Khehar lashes out at lawyers for defending those who ‘abuse judiciary’
Justice Khehar made the strong comments during the hearing of a contempt case it initiated against an advocate for accusing the top court’s registry of “fixing cases.”india Updated: Apr 18, 2017 01:18 IST
Chief Justice JS Khehar vented his ire on Monday at senior advocates for defending those who abuse the judiciary and the institution.
“Everybody abuses us and can abuse us. If people wrongfully abuse us, you never stand up for us,” the CJI said, emphasizing the word “never.” Justice Khehar made the strong comments during the hearing of a contempt case it initiated against an advocate for accusing the top court’s registry of “fixing cases.”
Senior advocate KK Venugopal was defending the counsel and apologised on his behalf. He said the contemnor had committed a big mistake and had withdrawn the letter he wrote against the registry officials.
“You are standing up for an advocate who made wrong insinuations. You keep supporting those who keep thrashing the judiciary. You should stand for the institution and not for those who keep abusing us,” the CJI told Venugopal.
On the last date of hearing, Supreme Court Bar Associaton President RS Suri and secretary Gaurav Bhatia had apologised for the lawyer’s conduct.
“This attitude has emerged that you people can shout at us for anything. We are going to stop it. We won’t let you go.” the CJI has said