Hours after Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday hinted that a resolution to end the Supreme Court (SC) crisis might be in sight, the Bar Council of India (BCI) on Monday confirmed that the tussle was indeed over as the “internal issue” has been resolved.
Addressing the media, Manan Mishra, Chairman, BCI said that all the four rebel judges — J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan B Lokur were present in their respective courts which functioned normally.
“It was an internal issue and has now been resolved,” Mishra told reporters a day after a seven-member BCI delegation met Chief Justice Dipak Misra in a bid to end the ongoing controversy in the apex court. The BCI also met three of the four rebel judges.
“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.
Earlier in the day, Venugopal said that all the four judges had attended their courts and therefore, everything was okay.
The four rebel judges had criticised the Chief Justice over allocation of cases, saying the administration of the top court was “not in order”.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh on Sunday met Justice Misra and gave him a copy of the resolution the Bar passed on Saturday.