Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra talked to Attorney General Venugopal after a press conference was held earlier today by four senior most Supreme Court judges who claimed that the situation in the top court was “not in order” and many “less than desirable” things have taken place.
CJI Dipak Misra will be addressing the media at 2 pm along with the Attorney General.
According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Law Minister RS Prasad about the allegations made by the 4 Supreme Court judges.
In an unprecedented move, the four judged said that unless this institution is preserved, “democracy will not survive” in this country.
The second senior judge after the Chief Justice of India, Justice J Chelameswar, said “sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months”.
Chelameswar, who was accompanied by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph at the press conference, said they had met CJI Dipak Misra this morning and “raised issues affecting the institution”.
“Unless this institution is preserved, democracy will not survive in this country,” Justice J Chelameswar said adding, it was “extremly painful” to hold press conference in such a manner.
He said all the four judges “failed to persuade CJI that certain things are not in order and therefore you should take remedial measures. Unfortunately our efforts failed.
“And all four of us are convinced that democracy is at stake and many things have happened in recent past,” he said.
Asked what these issues were, he said they included the “allocation of cases by CJI”. The remarks assume significance as the Supreme Court today took up for consideration the issue of alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.
(With PTI inputs)