New Delhi: In a first in India, four senior judges of the Supreme Court have gone public against the Chief Justice, telling the media that the administration of the top court "has not been in order".
In the unprecedented press conference, Justice J Chelameswar, who is the top court's second-most senior judge after the Chief Justice, said: "We owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation. Our efforts have failed in convincing the Chief Justice to take steps to protect the institution."
The press conference comes amid a tug-of-war between the government and the judiciary over how to appoint judges to the High Courts and Supreme Court.
The other three judges by his side were Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph. All four had written to the Chief Justice earlier, Justice Chelameswar said.
Judges J.Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph release 7 page letter, that they wrote to the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.