'Everything Settled', Says Attorney General of Supreme Court Justices' Dispute

Reading list Six articles on the controversy surrounding Aadhaar

Reading list: Six articles on the controversy surrounding Aadhaar

SC judges do not make that kind of statement unless they have some serious concerns about the institution they represent. However, sources close to the judges said that till late Sunday evening, there had been no overture in this regard on Justice Misras part.

It is believed Sikri and the other judges chose to intervene after they were moved by Justice Arun Mishra breakdown during the traditional tea meeting of judges on Monday morning.

There was no word on whether the CJI had met the four dissenting judges.

Attorney General K Venugopal said, "Things have been sorted out".

In the aftermath of 4 senior judges of the Supreme Court calling a press conference alleging Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra of disparity in the allocation of cases to various judges, neither of the 4 judges are on the bench to hear 7 key cases. Mishra also stated that there won't be any action against the four judges, who had managed a press conference days ago, on 12 January, he also insisted that the men are honest and didn't want to cause problem or malign the court by holding a conference and addressing the media. The retired judges are Justice P.B. Sawant, a former Supreme Court judge, Justice A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice K. Chandru, a former judge of the Madras High Court, and Justice H. Suresh, a former judge of the Bombay High Court.

Sources said that the impasse over including the four seniormost judges in the Constitution Bench still remains.

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He had asserted yesterday that "everything has been settled" and described the crisis as a "storm in a tea cup". Earlier in the day, Attorney General K K Venugopal expressed the crisis will be settled soon.

On Monday, it became increasingly clear that crucial cases needing Constitution benches, including those on Section 377 of IPC, adultery and Sabarimala, are likely to be handled by a five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice.

The Supreme Court asked the Maharshtra government to provide all documents pertaining to special CBI judge BH Loya's mysterious death to the petitioners in the case after the state submitted important papers including a post mortem report and a 50-page intelligence report in a sealed cover on Tuesday.

"The full court met".

Meanwhile, the four senior judges who openly criticised the Chief Justice of India, Deepak Misra, were not included in the 5-judge constitution bench set up by the CJI that will hear major cases.

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