SC Judges Mutiny: Bar Council of India Delegation Meets Justice Chelameswar


New Delhi: A 7-member delegation of the Bar Council of India led by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra on Sunday met Justice Chelameswar, on of the four judges who held the unprecedented press conference.

The meeting between the Bar Council delegation and Justice Chelameswar took place at the latter’s residence in Delhi and lasted for around one hour.

After meeting Justice Chelameswar, the members of the Bar Council refused to share the details and said, “Will react after meeting Chief Justice of India & other three judges in the evening.”

According to sources, the seven-member delegation is scheduled to meet remaining three judges and Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra during the course of the day.

The BCI had on Saturday formed a seven-member delegation to meet and discuss with the apex court judges issues arising out of the press conference by the four senior-most judges of the top court.

However, Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four Supreme Court Judges who held the unprecedented press conference, said there was no need for an outside intervention in the matter.

“There is no need for outside intervention to solve the matter because it is a matter (that) occurred within an institution. Necessary steps would be taken by the institution itself to sort it out,” Justice Joseph told reporters in Kochi after the Bar Council decision.

On January 12, four senior-most judges of the Supreme court—justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had mounted a virtual revolt against the CJI at a press meet in Delhi on Friday raising a litany of problems including assignment of cases.