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SC Judges' rebellion: CJI, judges assure BCI panel of sorting out crisis

By Madhuri Adnal
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    Following the controversial press conference by four senior judges on Friday, a delegation from the Bar Council of India met Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Sunday.

    CJI may meet four SC judges today to resolve rift In judiciary

    The senior lawyer told PTI that he handed over a copy of the SCBA resolution to the CJI, who assured him that he would look into it.

    "I met the CJI and handed over a copy of the resolution. He said that he would look into it and ensure there was congeniality in the Supreme Court at the earliest," Singh told PTI after his 15-minute meeting with Justice Misra.

    The Bar Council panel has also met Justice J Chelamseswar, who is the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Dipak Misra.

    The Bar Council, the regulatory body for lawyers, is in favour of solving the issue internally. It has deputed a seven-member to meet all the judges individually. Expressing strong disapproval of judges going public with their complaints, the council said it had "shaken up the system".

    The press conference called on Friday by four of the Supreme Court's most senior judges to criticise the Chief Justice of India has earned the stiff disapproval of the Bar Council, who said it has "shaken up the system" and the matter should be resolved "peacefully and quickly".

    On Saturday, the Bar Council of India (BCI) held a meeting and said that they the council has unanimously decided to form a seven-member delegation of the Council who will meet Honourable judges of the Supreme Court.

    "We want that the matter is solved at the earliest," said Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India. He also expressed displeasure at the politicians jumping into the matter of the judiciary.

    On January 12, four senior-most judges of the Supreme court -- justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- had mounted a virtual revolt against the CJI at a press meet in Delhi on Friday raising litany of problems including assignment of cases.

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