Later, a lawyer R.P. Luthra in a mentioning before Court number one headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that there is "a conspiracy to destroy the institution" and urged the chief justice to take action. Asked whether he had a meeting or spoke with any of the four judges or the CJI, Venugopal said, "Nothing of that sort has happened".
"Put up before the appropriate bench", Justice Arun Mishra's order said on Tuesday, implying he no longer intends to hear the sensitive matter. Meanwhile, the Co-ordination Committee of All District Bar Associations of Delhi on Sunday condemned the four senior Supreme Court judges for going public over their differences with Justice Misra.More news: Legendary Musician Dolores O'Riordan Has Passed Away
If junior judges are allocated cases, is their a chance of miscarriage of justice threateningthe democracy? A top source in the judiciary told a news channel that "all issues" were discussed, and commented that "the ice has started melting". On Monday, when the full court met for tea in the morning before the proceedings, there were heated exchanges, people familiar with the situation said.
Court sources said it was not confirmed whether the CJI today met the four judges who had hurled accusations against him at their controversial press conference on January 12. Although they conceded that the CJI was master of the roster, but that was "not a recognition of any superior authority, legal or factual of the Chief Justice over his colleagues". Attorney General KK Venugopal also expressed similar views.More news: Hyundai breathes new life into quirky Veloster coupe
He also said the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was trying the Sohrabudin Sheikh fake encounter case, should not be raked up as his family members have made their stand clear and want no more harassment.
Interestingly, the combination of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AK Sikri, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan a year ago heard a host of constitution bench matters from 10 October, including the power tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over administrative jurisdiction. But it remains to be seen whether the bench will be reconstituted, and more importantly, if any of the four senior judges, will now find a place on it.More news: Odell Beckham sounds happy about Giants' coach choice
It was their first meeting after the four judges held a press conference in which they had flagged certain issues, including the assigning of cases in the country's apex court.
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