Supreme Court row: 4 senior SC judges attend court, AG Venugopal says rift 'all settled'

15 January 2018, 02:53 PM

Four SC judges who had levied serious allegations against the Chief Justice of India via a media briefing on Jan 12 got back to work at the apex court.

It was business as usual for the four judges -- Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, laying rest to the row sparked by their accusations against the Chief Justice of India.

Meanwhile, Attorney General described the unprecedented crisis as "a storm in a tea cup".The Bar Council of India said that the differences between the judges and the CJI had been settled.

In an unprecedented move, the four judges had on Friday publicly alleged irregularities within the apex court and hit out at CJI Dipak Misra's assignment of cases. While they accepted that the move to hold a press conference was highly unusual, they said they were "left with no choice," after receiving no response to a seven-page letter they had sent the CJI.

They raised five grievances, including the distribution of important cases, and selective assignments of important cases based on preference, instead of rationality.

First Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 02:49 PM
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