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SC to examine Shanti Bhushan's PIL on allocation of cases by CJI Misra

The bench also referred to its recent verdicts, saying it has already held that the CJI is the 'master of roster'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Friday decided to examine a filed by former law minister challenging the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the (CJI).

A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in dealing with the stating that the CJI cannot exercise arbitrary power in allocation of cases.

However, the bench took objection when Bhushan's counsel made an attempt to bring to its notice the unprecedented January 12 press conference held by four of the court's most senior judges -- Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, and Kurian Joseph -- who had accused Chief Justice Dipak Misra of arbitrarily allocating cases.

"We are not going to go into it. We are not concerned with it for many reasons and obvious reasons. Don't say all this," the bench said.

The bench also referred to its recent verdicts, saying it has already held that the CJI is the 'master of roster'.

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 16:19 IST
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