CJI Dipak Misra breaks the ice, meets all 4 dissenting judges
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday met all four dissenting judges - Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph and discussed all the issues, sources said. This is the first time since the row broke out that the CJI has reached out to the dissenting judges.
According to sources, the meeting lasted for 15 minutes and the CJI offered to listen to their grievances. All issues concerning the institution were discussed, reports News 18. The talks will continue on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Attorney General KK Venugopal had said that the situation is not resolved yet. "Yes, I think it has not been settled. Let's hope things will be fully settled within 2-3 days," he said.
The four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court had on last Friday addressed the media in an unprecedented manner to express their anguish over CJI Dipak Misra's style of functioning.
Without disclosing what they were upset about, the four judges noted that "they have been compelled to do this". They even said that "administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and that many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months".
All four of them said that "they were convinced that for the survival of democracy an impartial judge and justices are needed".
The four judges along with the CJI comprise in the Collegium - the highest decision-making body of the judiciary.