Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court, aged 65 years retired today
Bengaluru: Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court, aged 65 years retired today.
He served in the top court for six years.
In his farewell speech, he said, "Analyse each of my judgments. Fair criticism is fine but does not give any colour to it this way or that way. Whatever I could do…it was due to the power given by judiciary. I thank each member of the Bar. I have dealt with every case with my conscience. Sometimes I have been very harsh in my conduct directly or indirectly. Nobody should feel hurt If I have hurt anybody then please pardon me, pardon me, pardon me," as reported by Times Now.
A note on press conference by judges on Jan 12, 2018
As many as four judges of the top court held a presser two years accusing the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra of being very pliable in granting politically sensitive cases to Arun Mishra.
The four judges were Chelameswar, Kurien Joseph, MB Lokur and Ranjan Gogoi.
On the issue of the press conference, he said, “We hope it was the first and the last occasion that the judges have gone to press, and God gives the wisdom to protect its dignity by an internal mechanism, particularly, when allegations made, if any, publicly cannot be met by sufferer judges. It would cause suffering to them till eternity.”
It is to be further noted that in an international judges conference last year he praised Prime Minister Modi calling him a “versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally”.
Attorney General KK Venugopal had this to say: "I had an excellent relationship with Justice Mishra. We hope he will be with us in Delhi. He is a young man just 65 yrs old. A firm judge who is unshakeable. He is the Iron judge of the Supreme Court. But in the Bhushan contempt case, I still wish he had not pronounced any sentence at all".
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