NEW DELHI: Supreme Court judge Justice Indira Banerjee surprised everyone by saying that an attempt made her to pressure and influence the hotel Royal Plaza case. This incident took place when a bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Banerjee was hearing a matter on August 30 in court number 8 when the revelation was made.
Justice Mishra has said that the attempt to impress the judge is equal to the contempt of the court. Senior lawyer Shyam Divan requested Justice Banerjee not to recuse herself from the hearing as it might be used by others as well to ensure recusal of judges from hearing cases.
Justice Banerjee said that any attempt to influence the court will be taken very seriously. She further added that someone had telephoned to influence them too. However, there was no clarity on whether there was a telephone call or who made it. The bench then heard the matter and reserved its verdict.