TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 + 4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA ■ Justices Gogoi, Chelameswar, Joseph and Lokur speak out JOURNALISM OF COURAGE ■ ‘Twenty years later, wise men ■ MoP delay, allocation of cases, shouldn’t say we sold our souls’ including Loya’s, raised with CJI Their Lordships Object 4 most senior judges target CJI, question his conduct MAESTRO’S EVENING Musician T M Krishna with Amrith Lal and Seema Chishti of The Indian Express at the Express Adda in New Delhi Friday. Abhinav Saha NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12 ● PSLV BACK IN BUSINESS AFTER AUG FAIL, LAUNCHES 31 SATELLITES P 5 NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12 WITH THE four most senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly questioning the functioning of the apex institution, a “shocked” government struck a cautious note, with Minister of StateforLawPPChaudhurysaying that the judiciary “will sort out the matter itself” and Attorney General K K Venugopal adding that their press conference “could have been avoided”. The Opposition, however, describedthejudges’allegations NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12 ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT for November jumped to a 25month high of 8.4 per cent, buoyed by higher output growth in manufacturing, consumer non-durables and infrastructure/construction goods sectors. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had grown at 2 per cent in October 2017, while it grew by 5.1 per cent in November2016.Retailinflation surged to a 17-month high of 5.21 per cent in December, led by a surge in food and housing prices, data released Friday by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed. Food inflation, as measured by Consumer Food Price Index, rose to 4.96 per cent in December. THE SUPREME Court, the nation’s highest judiciary which routinely sets the agenda for institutionalproprietyandprobity, was grappling with an unprecedented crisis after four of its most senior judges went public Friday, questioning the conduct of the Chief Justice of India, especially over allocation of cases. At a press conference held at Justice Jasti Chelameswar’s house in New Delhi, Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph targeted Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra — the five makethecurrentSupremeCourt Collegium, the highest decisionmaking body of the judiciary. Speaking for the four judges, Justice Chelameswar said “we were left with no choice than to communicate it to the nation” KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12 FULL COVERAGE ● RAJA VISIT: LEFT P7 ● GOVT vs SC NOW CJI vs JUDGES P 8 DETAILS, PAGE 13 LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12 Chief Justice of India Misra heads home Friday. PTI as “disturbing” and “extremely serious”, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that the points raised by them were “extremely important”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Govt shouldn’t interfere, CJI should resolve: former CJIs CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RED-FACED institutional: Justice Joseph MANOJ C G, LIZ MATHEW & RAVISH TIWARI ANANTHAKRISHNAN G Industry figures out: Nov factory production jumps to 8.4 per cent, a 25-month high INSIDE Govt cautious, Opp weighs Issues are not options, says probe issues personal, but Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, Kurian Joseph (in the rear) arrive at the press meet, Friday. Abhinav Saha EXPRESSING “SHOCK” over the unprecedentedpressconference Friday by the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court, former Chief Justices of India said the government should not “interfere”inthematter,andthat the CJI should “resolve the crisis with statesmanship”. Saying he was “pained” by the developments, former Chief Justice R M Lodha questioned how such an issue could have remained pending for two months. “I am disturbed by today’s development. What happened today is unfortunate and painful for a person who presided over an institution like the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the letter (made public) reveals that certain grievances were raised by the most senior four judges about two months ago. Obviously, the Chief Justice ought to have discussed it with them and addressed those issues.Ultimately,CJI,beingleader THE ISSUES raised by the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court at an unprecedented press conference Friday werenot“personal”but“institutional” and should be resolved, Justice Kurian Joseph told The Indian Express. “There was nothing personal about it. It was about institutional issues. Since they are institutional issues, it should definitely be resolved soon,” said Justice Joseph, hours after the press conference along with Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 don’t bother for scars any more. Get dazzling Glamour with... 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