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Bar Council of India lashes out at Justice Chelameswar for his statements after retirement
Self-restraint by the judges of the highest court seems to be a forgotten virtue: BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra NEW DELHI: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has lashed out against Justice J Chelameswar for his "controversial" and "irrelevant" statements in the media, three days after his retirement as a Supreme Court Judge, saying such comments are liable to be "deprecated" and "cannot be tolerated" by lawyers. Justice Chelameswar, who demitted office on June 22, had disapproved of the Centre's decision not to elevate Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court, terming the action as "not sustainable". The judge, who had held an unprecedented presser along with three other senior Supreme Court judges in January to highlight the litany of allegations including discrimination in allocation of cases to benches, had also said that the credibility of the highest judiciary was "occasionally" in danger. Efforts to reach Justice Chelameswar for his comments did not frucitify. In a statement, BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has criticised the statements of Justice Chelameswar after he demitted office, and said it was not expected from a person who had held a high post and went against its dignity. "Self-restraint by the judges of the highest court seems to be a forgotten virtue. They have to prevent themselves from issuing statements without giving any thought to the consequences such statements could entail. "The manner in which Justice Chelameswar went to the media and gave controversial and irrelevant statements immediately upon retirement, was not expected of a person holding such a high post and was in fact against the dignity of the post he had held.
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