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Mamata voices "anguish" over SC developments

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Minister Mamata voiced "anguish" over the happenings in the Supreme today where four top judges virtually revolted against the Justice of India, saying the development made people sad as citizens.

She also said "extreme interference" of the Centre in the functioning of the judiciary was "dangerous" for democracy, but did not elaborate.

"We are deeply anguished with the developments today about the Supreme What we are getting from the statement of the four senior Honble Judges of Supreme about the affairs of the court makes us really sad as citizens," Banerjee, also chief, said in a statement.

"Judiciary and the media are the pillars of democracy. Extreme interference of central with judiciary is dangerous for democracy," she said.

The four judges--J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph--in an unprecedented move, called a press conference where they listed out several problems, including "selective" allocation of cases by CJI Dipak Misra.

They said the problems that afflicted the top court of the country could destroy democracy.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:00 IST