CJI said he’ll examine issues, urged us not to abstain: Lawyers’ bodies | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: CJI DY Chandrachud on Monday met delegations of the advocates’ associations of Gujarat and Telangana that are opposing the Supreme Court collegium’s recent transfer recommendations, and assured them that their issues will be duly examined.
The Gujarat high court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) and the Telangana high court Advocates’ Association (THCAA) are opposing the collegium’s recommendation to transfer Justice Nikhil S Kariel and Justice A Abhishek Reddy, respectively, to the Patna high court.
CJI Chandrachud met the delegations in the presence of two other members of the collegium Justice SK Kaul and Justice MR Shah. The meeting lasted for about 30 minutes in which a detailed representation was made, and the anguish and objections of the Bar against the transfer of Justice Kariel were conveyed to the CJI, said a release from GHCAA.
“The CJI assured the representatives of the Bar that the issues raised would be duly examined but strongly conveyed that since such assurance has been given, advocates shouldn’t abstain from work,” it said.
“The CJI has consented to visit our court shortly and the court work will resume from Tuesday,” it said. “Further course of action would be discussed on Tuesday in the general body meeting,” the THCAA release stated.
The three-member collegium, which takes decisions with regard to high court judges, is learnt to have transferred Madras high court acting chief justice T Raja to the Rajasthan high court and Justice Kariel and Justice Reddy to the Patna high court.

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