Bar Council panel to meet SC judges
■ Passes resolution saying no political party or leaders should take undue advantage of the situation ■ Differences of four judges with Chief Justice should be considered by the full bench of the apex court, says Supreme Court Bar Association
THE Bar Council of India (BCI) has on Saturday formed a seven-member team to meet all judges of the Supreme Court, barring the five seniormost judges, to discuss the present crisis in the apex court.
It passed a resolution saying no political party or leaders should take undue advantage of the situation arising out of the press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges.
BCI chairperson Manan Kumar Misra said that the apex bar body has formed the seven-member team to meet all judges of the Supreme Court barring the five seniormost judges to discuss the present crisis.
The top lawyers’ body also resolved that it will take the opinion of other judges and expressed the view that such issues of judges should not be made public.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Saturday passed a resolution saying the differences of four seniormost judges with Chief Justice Dipak Misra should be considered by the full bench of the apex court.
Expressing “grave concern” over the differences between the senior judges and the CJI, SCBA President and senior advocate Vikas Singh said that all PILs should be looked into either by the CJI or senior judges who form part of the apex court collegium.
Taking note of the concerns raised by four senior judges led by Justice J Chelameswar over assigning of cases, the bar body suggested that even the PILs listed for hearing on January 15 be transferred from other benches to either the bench headed by the CJI or benches led by the members of the collegium.
Singh said that at the emergency executive meeting, grave concern was expressed over the differences between the four judges and the CJI.
Meanwhile, Chief Justice Dipak Misra is likely meet the judges who went to press to air their grievances on Sunday to resolve the problems raked up by them.
Three of the four judges, who had attacked the Chief Justice at a press conference here on Friday, were away from the capital and are expected to return on Sunday afternoon. However, there was no official confirmation about reports that Justice Misra will be meeting with the rebel judges.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)