Day after, one of four SC judges says: No need for outside intervention

A DAY after four of the Supreme Court’s most senior judges went public against the Chief Justice of India, one of them, Justice Kurian Joseph, on Saturday said there “is no need for outside intervention” to resolve the matter, while another, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said there is “no crisis”.

The two judges, along with Justices Jasti Chelameswar and Madan B Lokur, had questioned the conduct of CJI Dipak Misra, especially over allocation of cases, at a press conference on Friday.

“There is no need for outside intervention to solve the matter because it is a matter (that) occurred within an institution.

Necessary steps would be taken by the institution itself to sort it out,” Justice Joseph was quoted as saying in a PTI report from Kochi.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a function, he said the matter was not brought to the attention of the President of India because he has no constitutional authority over either the Supreme Court or its judges. “As we realised that the President could not intervene in the issue, we took the issue to the public,” he said.

“An issue has been raised. I think the nation has listened to it. Such issues would not happen in future. I think the issue we have raised is settled now,” he said.

Justice Joseph said they had acted in the interest of the nation. “We stood for justice and judiciary. We acted only to enhance people’s trust in judicia...

More on