SC row: No more rebellion, Judges issue has been resolved, says BAR council
Two days after four Supreme Court judges held a press conference citing lack of accountability and integrity in the apex court, the Bar Council of India on Monday said that "it was an internal issue and it has been resolved internally."
When asked how can such a major development be solved "internally", BCI chief Manan Kumar Mishra said that it was a matter "within a family" which has been resolved after the judges meet in the CJI's chambers at 10.30 on Monday.
"As you can see that the matter has been laid to rest and all courts rooms in the Supreme Court are functioning normally," he added.
"We did not want any political party to take advantage of the situation. Everyone are discharging their duties and everything has been resolved as the Attorney General has also said, he further added.
Replying to a question on Justice Loya's death, BCI chief said "Why drag the Judge Loya case into this? As you can see, Judge Loya's family has said that they do not have any doubts on the matter."
The family of Justice BH Loya on Sunday said the death of the special CBI judge, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh "fake encounter" case, was being politicised and urged all parties to refrain from taking advantage of the situation.
Justice Loya's son, Anuj, said he did not have any doubts about the way his father died three years ago. "I had an emotional turmoil, hence I had suspicions about his death. But now we don't have any doubts about the way he died," he told reporters at a press conference.
In a first, four judges of the apex court, namely Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar held a press conference where they questioned the conduct of the CJI and claimed that their efforts in convincing the latter to take steps to protect the institution have gone in vain.