Amid rift, Supreme Court rebel judges, CJI to lunch together today
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IBNS): Amid the ongoing rift in the top court, rebel judges of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, will lunch together on Wednesday, media reports said.
The judges and the CJI are scheduled to be meeting on a weekly lunch on Wednesday.
In an unprecedented press meet, the four senior most judges of the SC- Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph- revolted against the CJI on Friday alleging that the administration of the country's highest court was not in order.
Alleging that that the CJI had been assigning cases of far reaching consequences to preferred judges, the quartet said democracy in the country would not survive unless the institution was preserved.
In the first sign of communication after a virtual rebellion in the top judiciary, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday met with the four dissenting judges even as the Supreme Court announced composition of a five-judge Constitution bench for hearing several important cases, excluding the quartet, media reports said.
According to reports, the CJI met the rebel judges on Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting continued for about 15 minutes.
It was not immediately known what issues were discussed in the meeting between the Justices.
The meeting was called by CJI Misra himself.
Earlier on Tuesday, Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the judicial crisis hasn’t been resolved.
His statement comes contradictory as on Monday he told media that the rift between four senior Supreme Court judges and the Chief Justice of India had been settled.
The four judges took up their respective business on Monday after the weekend when they publicly criticised the CJI.