Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee on Monday, said that Chief Justice of India TS Thakur’s agony was genuine over non-execution of the Collegium’s decision.
While speaking with the media, Sorabjee said ” On account of non appointment of judges, when the Govt does not accept recommendations for a long time, it leads to great delays.”
“Chief Justice did express himself in strong words, but his agony was genuine, not theatrical,” he added.
He further suggested government to discuss the issue in detail with the Chief Justice.
Sorabjee said “better course would be to sort it out, meet Chief Justice and explain course of delays.”
Sorabjee’s statement come just a day after in an unprecedented attack on the Government, the Supreme Court has accused the Centre of trying to paralyse the judiciary by dragging its feet on implementing the Collegium’s decision to appoint and transfer Chief Justices and judges of High Courts.
Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, who recently broke down while making an emotional appeal to the Government to fill the vacant post of judges, sent out a stern message to the Centre over non-execution of the Collegium’s decision, saying the SC will not tolerate the “logjam” and would intervene to make it accountable.