"I Want To End Senior Business": CJI NV Ramana Refuses To Allow Senior Advocates To Mention Cases For Urgent Listing
The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana refused to allow senior advocates to mention cases for urgent listing in the Court presided over by him.
Usually designated senior advocates tend to mention cases for urgent listing before the CJI before it starts hearing the listed matters of the day.
"No question of allowing seniors to mention", CJI Ramana said.
The CJI made this observation when a senior advocate attempted to mention his case for urgent listing.
"I do not entertain seniors. Please ask your AoRs (advocate-on-record) to mention these tomorrow", he said while sitting with the bench of Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli.
Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and AM Singhvi were also not permitted by the CJI to mention the cases.
"It is better to not allow seniors to mention. I want to end this senior business. Sorry, Mr Singhvi, I do not entertain seniors... Mr Sibal, it applies to you also. Please ask your AOR to mention," Ramana said.
CJI Ramana had said few days ago that he had received requests from junior lawyers to not allow seniors to urge the bench to hear the cases urgently.
CJI Ramana will be demitting office on August 26 after a span of 16-month tenure as CJI. He had taken oath as CJI on April 24 last year.
With PTI inputs