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Probe needed to know how judiciary's integrity being affected:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI(M) today said a thorough investigation was needed to understand how the independence and integrity of judiciary was being affected after four senior Supreme judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex was "not in order".

said it was necessary for the three wings of democracy to ensure that whatever issues had been raised were corrected.

"This can not but merit a thorough, proper investigation and understanding of how independence and integrity of judiciary is being interfered or is being affected, which is impermissible in a secular democratic republic," CPI(M) said.

"That we declare ourselves in our Constitution. So it is necessary for all three wings of our democracy--the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary--to ensure that whatever has been raised is corrected," he said.

Four senior judges today mounted a virtual revolt against the chief justice, listing a litany of problems that they said are afflicting the country's highest and warned they could destroy Indian democracy.

The unprecedented move at a joint conference by the four judges including Justice J Chelameswar, the second senior after the of India, left the judiciary and observers stunned, leaving them uncertain how this open dissension in the hallowed institution would be resolved.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 15:35 IST