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CJI Misra to address media soon

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

of the Supreme of India, Misra will address the media shortly after 2 pm. The K will also accompany him.

According to sources, Modi has spoken to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, about the allegations made by the four Supreme judges.

are saying that such a meeting and interaction is expected in the wake of four judges of the apex issuing an appeal to the nation to save the institution from further damage if they want democracy to survive in the country.

Earlier, in an unprecedented move and a first in independent India's history, four judges criticised Misra, saying that events in the had left them with no choice but to address their concerns before the nation.

Justice J Chelameshwar, who spoke on behalf of the four judges, categorically said the administration of the nation's top court was not in order.

Describing the press conference as an extraordinary event in the history of the apex court, he said that the four judges were compelled to act in this way because could not be persuaded to mend the ways of the court.

"We met CJI this morning. We collectively tried to persuade CJI that certain things aren't in order so take remedial measures, but unfortunately our efforts failed," said Justice

"The four of us gave a letter to the Chief Justice of (CJI) some months ago," the justices revealed.

"It is discharge of debt to the nation which has brought us here, Justice told media here this morning.

"Democracy in this country would not survive without an institution as important as the Supreme Court, and a free judiciary," Justice said.

"It is with no pleasure that we have been compelled to do this, administration of is not in order," Justice said on behalf of the four judges.

In response to a question on whether Chief Justice Misra should be impeached, Justice said it was for the nation to decide.

Apart from Justice Chelameswar, the other judges involved included Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice and Justice

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 14:20 IST