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BCI panel discusses SC crisis with Justice Arun Mishra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Bar Council of panel today Supreme and discussed the crisis in the apex judiciary.

Justice was assigned by of a PIL relating to the death of special B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Four senior Supreme judges -- J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and -- had on Friday mounted a virtual revolt against the CJI at a press meet here, raising questions on "selective" case allocation and certain judicial orders, sending shockwaves across the judiciary and polity.

The panel led by BCI Manan Kumar arrived at Justice Mishra's residence at around 2 p.m. and discussed the crisis during a short meeting.

The BCI delegation had earlier justices Chelameswar, R K Agrawal, A M Khanwilkar and other top judges and is likely to meet Misra.

Two top court judges -- justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao -- also Justice Chelameswar, who had led the four judges in the unprecedented press conference on Friday at his official residence here, sources said.

The meeting of these judges took place soon after the seven-member delegation of the BCI, the regulatory body of lawyers, met Justice at his residence to discuss the crisis that has hit the judiciary.

A BCI source said that the BCI delegation's meetings with the judges will be on till late in the evening as some of the judges are away from

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:45 IST