SC judge Jasti Chelameswar to demit office today

FPJ BureauUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 08:23 AM IST
article-image

NEW DELHI: Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court (SC), who led three senior judges to an unprecedented press conference, mounting a virtual revolt against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, will demit office on Friday after a nearly seven-year tenure in the top court. Along with justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, he had raised questions on “selective” allocation of cases, including the sensitive case of special CBI judge B H Loya, who in died on December 1, 2014.

The press meet on January 12, the first in the chequered history of the SC, had sent waves in the court’s corridors and caught the nation by surprise.

In hard-hitting remarks, Justice Chelameswar had said, “Many things that are less than desirable happened in the last few months.”

“Unless this institution (Supreme Court) is preserved and it maintains its equanimity, democracy will not survive in this country, or any country,” he had said.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Bhagat Singh death anniversary: 7 movies based on the life of Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh death anniversary: 7 movies based on the life of Bhagat Singh

10 shayari by Mirza Ghalib that beautifully captures the pain of love, life and heartbreak

10 shayari by Mirza Ghalib that beautifully captures the pain of love, life and heartbreak

Teachers' Day 2021: Wishes, greetings in Hindi, Marathi to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook and...

Teachers' Day 2021: Wishes, greetings in Hindi, Marathi to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook and...

Meet Akhil Poddar young head of Rajasthan-based Poddar Group of Industries who inspires people to...

Meet Akhil Poddar young head of Rajasthan-based Poddar Group of Industries who inspires people to...

Nirjala Ekadashi: Things to keep in mind about the rituals and celebration

Nirjala Ekadashi: Things to keep in mind about the rituals and celebration