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Answer why 'special messenger' was sent to CJI: Cong to PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Latching onto that the prime minister's turned up at the of India's residence, the today said Modi must answer as to why a "special messenger" was sent to the CJI.

TV visuals showed prime minister's driving to the residence of CJI Dipak Misra. However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, he left.

The development came a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over "selective" case allocation.

After the TV visuals were aired, the was quick to criticise the

"As PM's Principal Secretary, visits CJI's residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this to of India," Congress's tweeted.

Terming the concerns raised by the four judges as "unprecedented and sensitive", the had yesterday demanded a probe into the issues flagged.

On the other hand, the BJP had charged the Congress with "politicising the internal matters" of the judiciary.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:45 IST