The four apex court judges — Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph — had raised a litany of problems, including the assigning of cases in the apex court, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court.
Mishra said they would hold a press conference on Monday to apprise about the BCI’s day-long parleys with the judges of the apex court in the wake of the crisis.
Earlier, Supreme Court
Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh met the CJI and handed over a resolution of the apex court lawyers’ body on the crisis. The senior lawyer told PTI that he handed over a copy of the SCBA resolution to the CJI, who assured him that he would look into it. “I met the CJI and handed over a copy of the resolution. He said he would look into it and ensure there was congeniality in the Supreme Court
at the earliest,” Singh told PTI after his 15-minute meeting with the CJI.
Singh expressed hope that all judges of the apex court would give consideration to its resolution in which the association asked for a full court discussion to defuse the present crisis plaguing the higher judiciary.
Several judges of the apex court also met each other over the ongoing crisis during the day. Two top court judges — S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao — met Justice J Chelameswar, who had led the four judges in the unprecedented press conference at his official residence here, sources said.
The BCI panel also had a brief meeting with Justice Arun Mishra, who has been in the focus for hearing PILs seeking a probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya. Loya, who was dealing with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, had died of cardiac arrest three years ago.
The four judges had questioned the allocation of Loya's case to Justice Mishra, bypassing senior judges.
Sources said that the full court of the Supreme Court
will in all possibility deliberate upon the situation arising out of the controversial presser of its four seniormost judges who virtually revolted against the CJI on Monday. Full court mechanism is one in which deliberations by all the judges of the top court takes place in-house and not in the open.
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