The discontent that has been simmering for some time has erupted on Friday, when four senior judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference and assailed the functioning of the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Mishra. The judges has has raised questions on selective case allocation and certain judicial orders, sending shock waves across the judiciary.
Justice J Chelameswar, flanked by three other judges- Kurian Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur- released a letter sent by them to Chief Justice Mishra two months ago. The letter reveals the rules regarding the composition of benches and their strength had of late not been strictly adhered to.
The decision of the four senior-most Judges of the Supreme Court to hold a press conference was today termed as unprecedented by the legal fraternity, with some experts terming it as shocking while some others there could have been some compelling reasons for such move.