Supreme Court denies urgent hearing to a plea for ousting its four judges

The Supreme Court has refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea for direction to the government to request the President to start the process for removing four senior most apex court judges who had held a press conference on January 12.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra refused to pass any direction when the petitioner in-person Ashok Pande mentioned about his petition and sought its urgent listing.

“We will see it later. Not now,” the bench said.

At a press conference held at Justice Chelameswar’s residence on January 12, the four senior most judges, justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, had raised a litany of problems, allegedly inflicting the apex court and including the process of allocating cases to various benches.

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