Bar Council of India panel to meet Chief Justice today
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IBNS): Amid the ongoing rift, a team from the Bar Council Of India will meet Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at 7:30 on Sunday evening, media reports said.
The delegation will discuss the issue of the four rebel judges and will pass a resolution on the current situation in the judiciary.
The seven-member panel, formed to resolve the issue, will also meet other judges of the apex court throughout the day to seek their opinion on the crisis.
"We have unanimously decided to form a 7-member delegation of the Council who will meet Hon. judges of the Supreme Court. We want that the matter be solved peacefully at the earliest," Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India told media on Saturday.
"We don't want to see any controversy into the issue any more," he had said.
An incident like the press conference that was held on Friday should not be held again.
"Request judges not to give an opportunity for such an incident to occur again," he had said.
In an unprecedented move on Friday, four top judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference during which they questioned the conduct CJI Dipak Misra, a, especially over the allocation of cases.
Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — who make the current Supreme Court Collegium, the highest decision-making body of the judiciary — said they had failed to persuade CJI Dipak Misra that certain things are not in order, and left it to the people to protect the judiciary. They warned that democracy was under threat.
The government, in response, maintained that the matter will be sorted out within the judiciary and that the press conference “could have been avoided.”