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TV visuals show PM's principal secretary turning up at CJI's

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

TV visuals today showed prime minister's Misra turning up at the residence of of Misra, a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over "selective" case allocation.

The visuals showed Misra driving to the CJI's official residence here. However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, the to the was seen driving back.

In an unprecedented move, the four judges launched a public attack against the CJI's alleged arbitrary way of assigning important cases, including the case linked with justice B H Loya's mysterious death. was hearing the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

After the TV visuals were aired, the was quick to criticise the government, saying Modi must give an answer as to why a "special messenger" was sent to the CJI.

"As PM's Principal Secretary, Misra visits CJI's residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this to of India," the party's Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:25 IST