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Justice Chelameswar hailed for 'upholding democracy'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who is retiring on Friday, shared a bench with Misra on his last working day and lawyers praised him saying he did a "great job in upholding democracy".

As the bench was about to rise for the day, Justice Chelameswar won the praise of lawyers. Senior thanked him saying he "upheld the ideals of democracy" during his stint as in the apex court.

also thanked Justice Chelameswar for his service in judiciary saying he "did a great job in upholding democracy". "The Bar will always remember him," he added.

thanked Justice Chelameswar for his grace, particularly towards junior members of the bar and said junior lawyers will always remember him, as Justice Chelameswar rose for the day, folded both his hands and said: "It's my only response".

It is a custom and practice of the that on his last working day, a retiring shares bench with the in Courtroom number one.

The bench comprising Misra, Justice Chelameswar and Justice on Friday sat for approximately 15 minutes, as only 11 matters were listed before the bench and out of which 10 were transfer petitions related to matrimonial disputes.

During the course of the hearing of cases, the court was full with lawyers, but Bar Association (SCBA) President, Vice were not present there.

Justice Chelameswar had turned down the SCBA's request to participate in a farewell function it wanted to arrange for him, saying he wanted his retirement to be a "private affair".

The 65-year-old judge -- is one of the four top court judges who held the unprecedented press conference in January saying "all was not well" on the administrative side of the Supreme Court.

Justice Chelameswar will retire on June 22 but his last working day was on Friday, since the court goes on summer vacation after that.

On Thursday, on the eve of his last working day as Justice Chelameswar was sitting in courtroom No 2, and former Union Law and Dushyant Dave praised his "courage, judicial approach and uprightness".



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 13:32 IST