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CJI assures BCI crisis in SC will sorted out soon

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

of Misra today assured a of delegation that the crisis in the Supreme resulting from a virtual revolt against him by four colleagues will be sorted out soon, the said. Also today, the son of special B H Loya said in that his father died of natural causes and not in suspicious circumstances. Loya's death, while he was hearing the politically sensitive Shohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, is the subject of a PIL in the Supreme that was one of the triggers for the revolt against Misra. The Indian judiciary was thrown into a turmoil on Friday when four senior Supreme judges -- J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B and convened an unprecedented press conference to complain about "selective" case allocation by Misra and passing of certain judicial order. Misra had assigned the Loya death PIL to Justice Arun Mishra, a In their press conference, the four justices said Indias democracy is at risk unless the wrongs in the Supreme are set right. Capping a weekend flurry of activity by jurists, lawyers and politicians, a delegation of the of India, the highest body of lawyers in the nation, today met Misra at his residence for 50 minutes. "We met CJI in a congenial atmosphere and he said everything will be sorted out soon," BCI Manan Kumar Mishra, who led the delegation, told reporters. He said that before meeting the CJI, the panel also discussed the crisis plaguing the apex judiciary with other judges including the three out of the four judges who have made the allegations against Misra. said the panel met justices Chelameshwar, Lokur, and Joseph, who also gave an assurance that the crisis will be resolved. He did not mention whether the panel had a meeting with Gogoi, who is out of town. Gogoi is next in line to succeed Misra as the The BCI will hold a press conference tomorrow. Earlier, Supreme Bar Association (SCBA) met the CJI and handed over a resolution in which the association has asked for a full discussion to defuse the present crisis. "I met the CJI and handed over a copy of the resolution.

He said that he would look into it and ensure there was congeniality in the Supreme at the earliest," Singh told after his 15-minute meeting with the CJI. In another major development today, Anuj Loya, the son of the deceased judge, held a press conference in to say his family was "pained" by the recent developments surrounding his father's death. He claimed NGOs and politicians should stop "harassing" his family members over the issue. "My father died of natural causes. Our family is convinced that it was a natural death," the 21-year-old Anuj told reporters, adding that although he and his family had earlier been suspicious about his father's sudden death three years ago, they no longer harboured doubts. "I had an emotional turmoil, hence I had suspicions about his death. But now we don't have any doubts about the way he died," Anuj said. "Earlier, my grandfather and aunt had some doubts about his death, which they shared. But now neither of them has any doubts," he said. The deceased judge's father and Anuj's aunt had alleged foul play in his death. Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh "fake encounter" case, had allegedly died of a cardiac arrest in on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter. was an accused in the case but has been discharged.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 23:05 IST
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