Amid the ongoing crisis in the apex court, Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Friday said the Supreme Court is one.
Speaking at a function to bid farewell to justice RK Agrawal, the CJI said – As has been told, the Supreme Court is one. The Bar fosters us, nurtures us and on every occasion, I have told the young members of the Bar, be the guiding angels.
Whatever your status is, whatever your stature is; it is the duty of the judges to show respect to the members of the Bar, despite their age or status.
I in person, and one by one feels therefore and does, therefore,he said at the function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).
With justice Agrawal’s retirement, the vacancy in the Supreme Court once again rises to seven.
At present, there square measure twenty-four judges as against the sanctioned strength of thirty-one.
During his address, justice Agrawal also called for unity between the Bar and Bench.
Though he failed to talk to this crisis, SCBA president Vikas Singh read out from the judge’s speech delivered at the Madras high court when he was elevated to the top court. Singh said the words spoken by justice Agrawal then were relevant now.
The decide had given the speech within the background of fights between the police and lawyers and therefore the justice Karnan episode.
He had then said: “Friends, we will come and go, but the institution shall remain.
We should not do something to break its name.
As you’re aware, it takes years to build a reputation and only a moment to destroy it.
We have to be terribly careful in our conduct.
The danger is from inside, and not from outside.
We have to be very careful in our acts.”
Praising justice Agrawal, the CJI called him the pride of the Supreme Court and he was one of the topmost supreme court advocates in India.
A three-judge bench headed by justice Agrawal had rejected a public interest proceeding (PIL) last year requesting a court-monitored, independent probe into the alleged medical admission scam in which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in remission a former decide of the Orissa HC.
The bench was conjointly obligatory a value of Rs twenty-five large integer on the petitioner — Campaign for Judicial answerableness and Reforms.