New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) TV visuals today showed prime minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra turning up at the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over “selective” case allocation.Also Read - CBSE Private Students’ Parents File Review Petition in Supreme Court, Seek Cancellation of Class 12 Board Exams
The visuals showed Nripendra Misra driving to the CJI’s official residence here. However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, the principal secretary to the prime minister was seen driving back. Also Read - 108-year-old Man Dies Before SC Agrees to Hear Land Dispute Case He Filed Over 50 years ago
In an unprecedented move, the four judges launched a public attack against the CJI’s alleged arbitrary way of assigning important cases, including the case linked with justice B H Loya’s mysterious death. Loya was hearing the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Also Read - Kerala Extends Coronavirus Curbs by Another Week After SC's Rap on Easing Restrictions For Bakrid
After the TV visuals were aired, the Congress was quick to criticise the government, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi must give an answer as to why a “special messenger” was sent to the CJI.
“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,” the party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.
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