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Developments in apex court a year after January 12 presser by SC judges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Much water has flown under the bridge since the January 12, 2018, unprecedented presser by four senior judges of the who had raised a litany of problems, including the issue of assigning of cases, plaguing the court.

The historical press conference was held by four judges Justices (retired) J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur, and (current CJI).

The then CJI Justice has also retired.

took over from Justice Misra, while the three judges-- Justices J Chelameswar, and -- have superannuated from service.

November end last year saw allegations against Justice Misra, with one of the judges again dropping a bomb shell saying "someone from outside controlled the then CJI".

The judges had said the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.

Unless this institution is preserved, "democracy will not survive in this country," the four judges had said in a letter to the then CJI Justice Misra.

The court, under the new CJI, has witnessed a spate of appointments to various high courts and the top court as well.

Four new judges joined the top court in November last year, increasing its strength to 28 against the sanctioned 31.

Recently, the Collegium recommended the names of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, the of the Karnataka High Court, and Justice of the for elevation as judges to the court.

The five-member Collegium, headed by Gogoi, took the decision at its meeting on January 10.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:20 IST