New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Latching onto media reports that the prime minister’s principal secretary turned up at the chief justice of India’s residence, the Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must answer as to why a “special messenger” was sent to the CJI.Also Read - CBSE Private Students’ Parents File Review Petition in Supreme Court, Seek Cancellation of Class 12 Board Exams
TV visuals showed prime minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra driving to the residence of CJI Dipak Misra. Also Read - 108-year-old Man Dies Before SC Agrees to Hear Land Dispute Case He Filed Over 50 years ago
However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, he left. Also Read - Kerala Extends Coronavirus Curbs by Another Week After SC's Rap on Easing Restrictions For Bakrid
The development came a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over “selective” case allocation.
After the TV visuals were aired, the Congress was quick to criticise the government.
“As PM’s Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra visits CJI’s residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this special messenger to Chief Justice of India,” Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.
Terming the concerns raised by the four judges as “unprecedented and sensitive”, the Congress had yesterday demanded a probe into the issues flagged.
On the other hand, the BJP had charged the Congress with “politicising the internal matters” of the judiciary.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.