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PC by SC judges was necessary: Former AG

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Former on Friday said that the press conference by the four Supreme judges was an "absolute necessity".

Speaking to ANI, Aney said that the four judges wouldn't have taken such a step without thinking and it is up to the people to understand what led them.

"It is not a very happy thing that the judges had to hold a press conference. And it draws attention in an adverse way to the Supreme and its working. It also affects the image of a high office not only the CJI but also the Supreme But I consider it an absolute necessity," he said.

"These are very senior judges and come only after CJI. They wouldn't have taken the step without thinking. If it has fallen upon them to take action, it's up to us to understand what led to that," he added.

In a first in independent India's history and a first for the of India, four judges addressing the media on Friday, appealed to the nation to save their institution if they wanted democracy in the country to survive.

Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, and addressed the press conference on the lawns of Justice Chelameswar's official residence here.

Speaking on behalf of the four judges, Justice Chelameswar expressed his lament over the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the

The judges said that they have discharged a debt to the nation by issuing an appeal to the nation to save the institution (Supreme Court).

They written a letter to the Dipak Misra in which they expressed concerns over the functioning of the

They have also raised issue B.H. Loya's death. The Supreme Court on Friday sought the (CBI) B.H. Loya's postmortem report from asserting that the "matter is very serious."

The apex court has posted the next hearing on the issue for Monday, 15 January.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:29 IST