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CJI Dipak Misra selectively assigned political cases: Prashant Bhushan

SNS | New Delhi |

Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday appreciated the four senior Supreme Court judges for taking on the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Bhushan said, the SC judges have made people aware of the “extraordinary abuse of power” by the CJI. Bhushan further said that the CJI was selective in “assigning politically sensitive cases”.

“Truly unprecedented! Kudos to 4 senior-most judges of SC who addressed a Press Conf today (Friday) to apprise the people about the extraordinary abuse of ‘master of roster’ powers by CJI in selectively assigning politically sensitive cases to hand picked junior judges for desired outcome,” Bhushan tweeted.

Earlier in the day, four senior sitting judges — J Chelameshwar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurien Joseph and Madan B Lokur — expressed concern about the need to protect the institution of the judiciary and said that “for the survival of democracy impartial justices are needed”.

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The four judges said that the administration in the apex court was not in order and also criticised CJI for not taking any remedial steps.

(With agency inputs)