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NEW DELHI: Solving the disputes in the bar and solving many problems for the judges was his specialty in the tenure of six years Supreme court but Justice Arun MishraBest wishes were given for the quiet last day by SC General Judge KK Venugopal and Bar Association President Dushyant Dave.
As per tradition, he shared Daisy on Wednesday with CJI S A Bobde, who was exhausted after months of writing voluntary decisions on weighty issues – equal copyright rights in daughters’ paternal property, Amrapali case, punished advocate Prashant Bhushan For contempt and settlement of complex payment issues related to AGR arrears of telecom companies. Ironically, this was the first and last time Justice Mishra and Justice Bobde were on the same bench.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi and advocate general Tushar Mehta wished the retired life of Justice Mishra as soon as the bench finished its judicial business. But Venugopal dropped his arguments in the Bhushan case. The AG said, “I would be happy if no punishment was given. But the judgment of the bench headed by Justice Mishra defied the law and will be debated for a long time.”
When his turn came to speak, Justice Mishra apologized to all the advocates if he was hurt in any way. He said that his decisions were always dictated by his conscience. “I have always tried to do what is right and best. I have not decided a single case while keeping my conscience closed. You can criticize my decisions, but not credit a motive.” He started responding to AG on Bhushan’s decision CJI Bobde Stopping him by saying “Ziyada mat bolo abb (don’t go into it now)”.
The AG stated that he had excellent personal relationships with this “extremely diligent judge” who was “firm and unwavering”, worthy of an “iron judge”. Dave was seen on screen during a virtual farewell, but could not be heard. He later complained. He was deliberately silenced in video-conferencing by the registry. In a letter to the CJI, he called the “game plan” to prevent him from speaking on the occasion, “I’m afraid I might say something unpleasant”, even he had no such intention.
Dave said, “I must admit, SC has come to a level where judges are afraid of bars. Please remember, judges come and go but we keep the bar steady.” Saddened by the events, he said, “I will not attend any function organized by the Supreme Court again, until my term (as the Chairman of SCBA) expires in December.”
CJI Bobde glowingly praised Justice Mishra for referring to him as “life, courage and patience at the time of adversity”. He said that Justice Mishra faced many difficult situations, both as a judge and in his personal life with “many health issues”.
“I don’t know of anyone who has faced so much adversity and yet so bravely. You will leave behind a legacy of hard work, might, luck and excellent relationships shared with all colleagues. Your There are so many firsts and given. Many important decisions, “he said.
Justice Mishra was the man for the judges when he was in trouble with colleagues. At one time, the then CJI JS Khehar had sidelined Justice J Chelameswar and expanded the five-member collegium as the sixth-most senior judge. Justice Chelameswar demanded the good offices of Justice Mishra to return to the Collegium.
Strangely, it was Justice Chelameswar who led the revolt of the four senior-most judges against the then CJI. Deepak Mishra To allocate the petition to the bench headed by Justice Mishra on the death of judicial officer BH Loya and who heard the case. Then, it was Justice Mishra who played an important role in restoring normalcy behind the court room among the allies.
When CJI Ranjan Gogoi faced sexual harassment charges, it was Justice Mishra, who presided over the bench after reprimanding CJI Gogoi’s way, using a “lobby” a court assistant to discredit him. To do and destabilize the judiciary. SC judges would lose a colleague who stood by them through thick and thin.


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