Attorney General KK Venugopal on Tuesday said the crisis in the Supreme Court is yet to be resolved fully and hoped it will be "fully settled" in a couple of days. The new response comes a day after he stated that the judicial crisis was resolved.
"Yes, I think it has not been settled. Let’s hope things will be fully settled within 2-3 days," Venugopal said. On whether he had a meeting or spoke with any of the four judges or the CJI, Venugopal said, "Nothing of that sort has happened". But he hoped things will be sorted out in the next couple of days.
A judicial crisis in India began when on January 12 four senior judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — openly criticised the functioning of the top court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. These four rebellious SC judges openly criticised that India’s top court is not in order.
The four rebellious Supreme Court judges had on Monday resumed work.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had on Sunday met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India and Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh and had assured them that the crisis would be sorted out soon and congeniality would prevail.
Asked about the crisis, senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association President (SCBA) Singh said there was a likelihood of the crisis being resolved by the end of this week.