SC crisis: CJI meets four dissenting judges

Judges seek roadmap from Misra on case allocation

SC crisis: CJI meets four dissenting judges

Four seniormost Supreme Court judges who took on Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra last week, held a meeting with him in his chamber on Thursday to resolve the issues raised by them on administration of justice, including allocation of important cases, in the top court.

Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph held discussions with the CJI for about 30 minutes on Thursday morning. The judges are understood to have demanded a roadmap from Misra to bring in objectivity in assigning cases with far-reaching consequences.

They demanded a proper mechanism to ensure that cases were equitably distributed among the benches to convey the idea that matters were not allocated to achieve a particular result.

Four other judges - justices A K Sikri, N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud and U U Lalit - were said to be present at the meeting to chalk out the future course of action to "restore confidence of general public in administration of justice" in the Supreme Court.

This is CJI's second meeting with all the four dissenting judges after they addressed a press conference on January 12, in an unprecedented development.

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