Everything settled among Supreme Court judges: AG

Sitting Judges Of SCI Express Anguish Over its Judicial Functioning, Wrote To CJI But In Vain, Said The Judges

Loya case not listed for today's hearing

On Friday, while the four judges didn't name Justice Mishra, they did admit during a press conference that the Loya case was one of the points they had raised with the Chief Justice.

It is unfortunate that the institutional and professional concerns of four judges of the apex court resulted in an unprecedented judicial crisis caused by their infamous Press conference.

Addressing media here, Mishra said, "It was an internal issue and has now been resolved". "Now everything has been settled. Now everything has been settled, courts are functioning", reported NDTV quoting Attorney General KK Venugopal. On being enquired repeatedly, Justice Gogoi had told the media that the press conference was prompted on the issue of appointment of judges in the case of death of special CBI Judge B.H. Loya.

Suggestions that the differences between the four Supreme Court judges and Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had been resolved at the daily tea meeting before the hearings in the court began on Monday, were scotched by sources close to the four judges.

The morning was, however a bit delayed, with the top court proceedings staring, unusually, 10-12 minutes late, which is very unusual on a miscellaneous day.

Image: Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh addressess a press conference in New Delhi.

"The Bombay High Court is seized of the matter and in my opinion the Supreme Court should not hear this matter". The current strength of the apex court including the CJI is 25.

She said lawyers and bar associations can protect independency of judiciary, adding that all governments want "loyal judiciary" and we (lawyers) can prevent this from happening.

"We met CJI in a congenial atmosphere, everything will be sorted out".

The SCBA executive committee resolved that all public interest litigation (PIL) matters, including the pending PILs, should be either taken up by the CJI or be assigned for adjudication to four senior judges who are part of the apex court Collegium.

January 13 (ANI): The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Saturday formed a seven-member delegation which will attempt to mend ties between four senior Supreme Court judges and Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

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