New Delhi, April 20: The Supreme Court on Saturday constituted a special bench comprising of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Arun Mishra has met for a special sitting to discuss the matter of "great public importance." The bench is discussing the issue related to the "independence of the judiciary." The Additional Registrar of the court put out a notice saying that the special sitting started at 10:30 am.
Supreme Court Notice:
A Special Bench of Supreme Court judges, including the Chief Justice, has been constituted to have a special sitting, which is underway now, 'to deal with a matter of great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary, on a mention being made by Tushar Mehta'. pic.twitter.com/YGSw8FtY68Also Read | PM Narendra Modi Biopic: Vivek Oberoi Meets Election Commission Over Film Release Date
— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
According to the notice, the order came up after the matter was mentioned by Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General. Till now, there is no clarity on what the issue is. The apex court notice described the matter as "a matter of great public importance". CJI Ranjan Gogoi Loses Cool on Growing Number of Pending Cases, Asks 'Where Are The Judges?'.
"The chief justice's court to deal with a matter of great public importance touching upon the independence of the judiciary, on a mention being made by Tushar Mehta," the top court notice said.