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One had to confront CJI for "misusing" his powers: Prashant Bhushan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Supreme said on Friday that of was "misusing his powers" after four sitting Supreme judges held a press conference - a first of its kind in - in this regard.

"Somebody had to confront the situation, where the CJ(I) is blatantly misusing his powers, hence the unprecedented step," Prashant told ANI.

"It is certainly a very serious development which has cast a huge shadow on the chief justice," Bhushan added.

Earlier in the day, Supreme judges Justices J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur, Ranjan Gogoi and Kurian Joseph, in a media briefing here, said they have discharged a debt to the nation by issuing an appeal to the nation to save the institution (Supreme Court).

They made a reference to a letter that they had written to the CJI in which they highlighted the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the Supreme

"We owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation.

Our efforts have failed in convincing the CJI to take steps to protect the institution," Justice said while addressing the media on the lawns of his official residence here.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 15:10 IST
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