Justice Chelameswar to not sit with CJI Dipak Misra

by National | 15-05-2018 | 227 views

 Justice J Chelameswar, who earlier refused to attend his own farewell, has now decided to not sit with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on his last working day on May 18, Friday.Though Justice Chelameswar will formally retire on June 22, as the last working day for him falls during summer vacation, his last sitting in the court will be on May 18.As is the customary practice, the retiring judge on his/her last working day shares the bench with the CJI.However, in a break from tradition, Justice Chelameswar will sit independently by heading a Bench even on his last working day.Earlier, too, a similar incident has taken place wherein the retiring judge refused to sit with the CJI. However, Justice Chelameswar's decision assumes significance in the context of a press conference convened by him on January 12 along with three senior judges Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph on the issue of roster and listing of cases by the CJI.

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