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Monday, Aug 26, 2019

Supreme Court judges vs CJI Highlights: Probe Justice Loya’s death, says Congress

In the press conference on Friday, the four judges had flagged some problems, including the assigning of cases by the Chief Justice of India, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court. Here are the live updates

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 19:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Supreme Court Judges Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur (L-R) address media in New Delhi.
Supreme Court Judges Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur (L-R) address media in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

The four senior-most Supreme Court judges on Monday attended court and took up routine work after publicly criticising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for his style of administration and raising the issue of assignment of cases last week.

The four judges -- justice J Chelameswar, justice Ranjan Gogoi, justice Madan B Lokur and justice Kurian Joseph -- took up their respective business on the first working day of the top court after the January 12 press conference.

Here are the live updates:

4:45pm: “If a matter impinges on a vital organ of democracy like this then the demand for enquiry is a demand by responsible stakeholders. It is not dependent on whether family member A wants it and family member B does not want it,” says Abhishek Singhvi of Congress on CBI Judge BH Loya’s death.

4:40pm: “We are not politicising Justice Loya’s death. There should be a high-court monitored probe into his death,” says Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi.

1.40pm: To a question whether any action should be taken against them for criticising the chief justice of india, Bar Council of India chairman said there is no need of any action and they are all honest and men of integrity.

1.20pm: “All courts are functioning. We are thankful to the 4 judges and the CJI that they resolved the matter on their own,” says Manan Mishra, chairman of the bar Council of India

1pm: Attorney General KK Venugopal also told media outlets that the issue has been settled.

“Now everything has been settled. It was a storm in a tea cup,” Venugopal told NDTV.

12.40pm: On Sunday, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India and Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh and had assured them that the crisis would be sorted out soon and congeniality would prevail.

12.30pm: Four senior Supreme Court judges, who had held an unprecedented press conference and raised issue of assignment of cases, attended court and took up routine work on Monday.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 13:35 IST

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