Supreme Court judge, Justice Jasti Chelameswar retires

Justice J. Chelameswar

New Delhi, June 22: Senior Supreme Court judge, Justice Jasti Chelameswar on Friday retired from his office.

He is among one of the three judges, who had opposed Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Misra’s ‘selective’ allocation of cases and held a historic press conference.

Following the retirement, the Justice has vacated his official residence at Tughlak Road in the national capital.

On January 12 this year during a presser, Justice Chelameswar along with three other Supreme Court judges- Justices Kurian Joseph, Madan Bhimrao Lokur and Ranjan Gogoi, raised doubts over CJI’s ‘selective’ allocation of cases, including the sensitive ones such as the death of Central Bureau of Investigation judge B. H. Loya.

Chelameswar elevated as Supreme Court judge on October 2011.

His private secretary, spoke to news agency ANI about the Justice in a very high regard.

“He is a great judge. I will remember him as a very good human being also. He has upheld the dignity of the judiciary system. Justice Chelameswar is a true person. He delivered the judgement on privacy,” the secretary, who did not want to be quoted in the story.


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