Indian Supreme Court witnessed some of the stormiest scenes on Thursday when four senior judges publicly hurled accusations against Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. However, all four senior judges resumed back to work today and Attorney General K K Venugopal said “everything has been settled” among the senior judges of the Supreme Court.
On January 12, four senior judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference and stated that there were certain issues in the country’s apex court and also raised their concerns on how cases are assigned by the CJI. In dramatic developments, the Order of Justice Chelameswar’s bench was nullified by a new five-judge bench formed on Friday by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. This had caused a major rift in the Supreme Court and CJI Dipak Misra had 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.
Four days after the aggressive stir at the apex court of justice of India, the Bar Council of India and Attorney General K K Venugopal have said that the issue has been resolved and everything is well in the Supreme Court. The four judges who had openly accused the CJI Dipak Misra had resumed their work today, indicating that every in the higher judiciary has been settled. The four senior judges of the Supreme Court openly castigated the functioning of the top court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, causing a major crisis in the top judiciary body of India.
Terming these developments as “storm in a tea cup”, Venugopal said that the four judges – Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph – took up their respective business on the first working day after the January 12 press conference. On the other hand, Bar Council of India Manan Mishra also said that it was an internal issue and has now been resolved.