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Supreme Court crisis sorted out: All four senior judges resume work

Supreme Court crisis sorted out: All four senior judges resume work
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New Delhi: Four top Supreme Court judges today resumed work like always, belying the simmering tensions sparked by their accusations against the Chief Justice, while the Attorney General described the unprecedented crisis as “a storm in a tea cup“.

The four judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — took up their respective business on the first working day of the top court after the January 12 press conference.

Attorney General K K Venugopal said the issue has been settled. “Now everything has been settled. The courts are functioning. It was a storm in a tea cup,” Venugopal told a TV news channel.

In the presser, the four judges had flagged certain problems, including the assigning of cases in the apex court, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court.

Yesterday, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India and the Supreme Court Bar Association President, Vikas Singh, and had assured them that the crisis would be sorted out soon and congeniality would prevail.

-PTI