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If Justice Gogoi isn’t made CJI, our fears would come true: Justice Chelameswar
Justice Chelameswar and three of his colleagues — Justices Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had released a letter at the press conference in which they raised questions on the court’s functioning, particularly the allocation of cases by CJI.

  THE CONCERNS expressed over the Supreme Court’s functioning by four of its most senior judges would come true if the unprecedented press conference they addressed three months ago came in the way of one of them, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, becoming the next Chief Justice of India, according to Justice J Chelameswar.
In conversation with journalist Karan Thapar on ‘Role of Judiciary in a Democracy’ at an event organised by the Harvard Club of India, Justice Chelameswar said, “I hope it will not happen. If, if, if, I repeat, if it happens, it will only prove whatever we said at the press conference is true.”
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On January 12, Justice Chelameswar and three of his colleagues — Justices Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had released a letter at the press conference in which they raised questions on the court’s functioning, particularly the allocation of cases by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
Justice Chelameswar is scheduled to retire in June and Justice Gogoi is next in line, in terms of seniority, to take over from CJI Misra later this year. Thapar had asked Justice Chelameswar if he was “apprehensive” that Justice Gogoi, “who was one of the authors of the letter” addressed to CJI Misra, “might not be elevated to CJI when Justice Misra retires”.
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