Supreme Court crisis: CJI Dipak Misra meets four dissenting judges

17 January 2018, 12:10 AM

The four senior Supreme Court judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph —  who had publicly criticised the Chief Justice of India (CJI) last week met Dipak Misra on Tuesday in his chamber in a bid to resolve the rift.

According to sources, the meeting was called by CJI Deepak Mishra in his Supreme Court chamber and more meeting will be held between him and the dissenting judges.

It is yet not known what issues were discussed in the meeting between the CJI and four judges.

Attorney General K K Venugopal, earlier in the day had expressed doubts over whether the crisis has been resolved and hoped it would soon be ‘settled’.

“I hope things will be fully settled within 2-3 days,” said Venugopal.

On Friday, the four judges held a press conference and levelled serious charges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra. They had said that CJI Misra was ignoring rules and assigning important cases to select benches “with no rationale”.

First Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 03:57 PM
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