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Govt not going to intervene in SC judges' issue: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today made it clear that it was not going to intervene in the issue of four seniormost judges of the Supreme dubbing the situation in the top as "not in order" at a press conference, saying the judiciary would resolve the matter itself.

"Our judiciary is reputed all over the world, is independent and will sort out the matter itself," Minister of State for P P Chaudhury said.

Meanwhile, highly placed sources in the said that since it was an internal matter of the judiciary, the had no say in it and did not wish to interfere.

But, at the same time, they said that the apex should settle the issue at the earliest as the faith of the people in the judiciary was at stake.

In an unprecedented move, four seniormost judges of the today called a press conference and said that the situation in the apex court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things had taken place.

The after the of India, Justice J Chelameswar, said, "Sometimes, the administration of the is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months."

The other judges present at the press conference were justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and

Sources in the ministry said Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had not briefed the in this regard.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:55 IST