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CJI may meet four SC judges on Sunday as two ‘rebels’ say ‘no crisis within judiciary’

Prime News, National (New Delhi), January 14:- Chief Justice Dipak Misra may meet the ‘rebel’ Supreme Court judges today to resolve the problems raked up by them even as two of the dissenting justices on Saturday sought to play down the issue, IANS reported.

Three of the four judges, who had attacked the Chief Justice at a press conference on Friday, was away from the national capital and are expected to return on Sunday afternoon.

However, there was no official confirmation of reports that Justice Misra will be meeting with the judges.

Meanwhile, Justice Kurian Joseph said in Kochi that there was no constitutional crisis in the apex court and the issues they had raised appeared to have been sorted out.

“We did this for a cause and I think (the) issues appear to have been sorted out. This was not against anyone nor are we having anything personal. It was meant to see that more transparency is there,” he said. Justice Joseph, however, did not elaborate.

“There will be no constitutional crisis and there are only problems in procedures and that will be corrected,” he added, saying that the judges had “written everything in the letter” they released on Friday and which they had sent to Justice Misra a couple of months ago.

Asked whether he felt that the judges should not have come out in the open with their grievances against the Chief Justice, Justice Joseph said, “Any problem, everyone can see two sides. Whatever we have to say we have written in the letter.”

In reply to a question on why they failed to brief the President of the issues, he said the President is only the appointing authority. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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