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Justice Chelameswar expresses anguish, refuses to list PIL of ex-law min on allocation of cases

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme Court's most Justice J today once again expressed his anguish over affairs in the apex court and refused to order listing of a PIL filed by former Union law seeking formulation of guidelines on allocation of cases.

In fast moving developments, Prashant Bhushan, denied urgent listing of his father's PIL, rushed to and mentioned the matter for listing expeditiously.

The bench headed by CJI said, "We will look into it."

Bhushan initially mentioned the matter before Justice and said this was an emergency situation. He said he was referring the matter to Justice Chelameswar's bench as the PIL challenges the master of roster concept and the CJI can't deal with it.

Justice said said the reasons were too obvious and he would not like to deal with the matter.

His remarks came in the backdrop of two recent letters written by him and Justice over the affairs of the and alleged interference by the into judicial matters.

He said today that he had written a letter a few days ago to highlight affairs in the and in the country.

"Someone is running a relentless tirade against me that I am up to grab something. There is nothing I can do much in this. I am sorry, you please understand my difficulty," Justice Chelameswar told Bhushan.

He said the country will understand everything and will follow its own course.

"I don't want one more reversal of my order in next 24 hours. This is why I can't do it. Please understand my difficulty," he said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 11:50 IST