New Delhi, Jan 12: Attorney General K K Venugopal on Friday said the crisis unfolded after the press conference of four senior judges of the Supreme Court will get resolved on Saturday. “Today’s press conference could have been avoided, but the Supreme Court judges are all statesman with vast experience and knowledge, and I am sure by tomorrow, the entire issue would be resolved,” the Attorney General told news agency ANI. The development comes hours after Justice Chelameswar along with Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Lokur and Justice Joseph Kurien alleged that the administration of the top court is not in order.
In a letter distributed among the media persons, judges alleged important cases were heard by the bench led Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. They added the cases with resounding consequences were distributed selectively by the CJI. [Also read: ‘Chief Justice First Among Equals’: Top Quotes From Supreme Court Judges’ Letter to CJI]
Leading the charge, Justice Chelameswar expressed his lament over the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the Supreme Court. He said, “We owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation. Our efforts have failed in convincing the CJI (Chief Justice of India) to take steps to protect the institution.”
“Even this morning, the four of us went and met the Chief Justice of India and tried to persuade him to accept that certain things are not in order and that he should take remedial measures. Unfortunately, we couldn’t convince him. We all (four judges) are convinced that unless this institution is preserved and (is allowed to) maintain its equanimity, democracy will not survive in this country or any country,” Justice Chelameswar added.