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CJI refuses comment on timing of meet, raised by SC Judge

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New Delhi: Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today refused to comment on his Supreme Court colleague Kurian Joseph’s objection to the holding of the judges’ conference on Good Friday and Easter weekend and rubbished reports that another judge had also disapproved the event’s timing. “No comments,” Justice Dattu said when asked about his reaction to the views expressed by Justice Joseph in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regretting his inability to attend dinner for top judges tonight for the same reason.

The CJI rubbished reports that another Supreme Court judge, Justice Vikramjit Sen, had also objected to holding of the conference between holy period of Good Friday and Easter. “There was no confrontation, no statement, no objection from Justice Vikramjit Sen. This was wrongly reported…,” he said, adding that Justice Sen did not communicate and “even talked” with him on the issue. “There was no communication from Justice Sen regarding any disagreement with regard to the conference and it is wrongly reported by media,” he said.

The CJI was answering queries of media persons while emerging out of the reception hosted by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to felicitate Supreme Court judges and Chief Justices of 24 High Courts who have been here for the three day conference.