CJI met four judges; meeting will continue on Wednesday
CJI met four judges; meeting will continue on Wednesday

CJI met four judges; meeting will continue on Wednesday


Four days after senior most judges revolted against him, the Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday held a meeting with the four, justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph.

During the 15 minutes meeting, the CJI heard the judge’s grievances, and they discussed the issues surrounding the recent developments in Supreme Court, sources said.

The judges will continue their discussions on Wednesday too, sources said, adding that "things are moving in the right direction".

The four judges -- who are the senior most after the Chief Justice -- have been kept out of a constitution bench announced yesterday for eight important cases. It is not clear if that will change after the talks.

The four judges held a press conference on Friday raising certain issues about allocation of cases by the CJI. The Unprecedented move by the judges had triggered a controversy.

The judges had also chatted during an informal meeting at the Supreme Court lounge, where judges usually spend some time before going to court. Later, Attorney General Mr Venugopal told reporters that everything "had been settled".

But the Hindu newspaper quoted sources close to the four judges as denying any reconciliation and saying that there had been "no attempts so far to resolve the issues raised by the judges".

But this morning, Venugopal amended: "From what has been reported in The Hindu, I accept that the judges' conflict is not settled."

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