Will not appear in Dipak Misra’s court till CJI retires: Sibal

Kapil SIbal
Kapil SIbal, File Photo

New Delhi, April 23: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said he will not appear in the court of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra till the latter retires.

“I will not appear in the Chief Justice’s court from tomorrow onwards… till he retires, because that is consistent with the highest standards of my profession,” Sibal told The Indian Express.

“If he (the CJI) continues (in office) till he retires, and if an inquiry is set up, till he recuses. We believe in maintaining standards,” he added.

On being asked why his colleague and former minister P Chidambaram and other leaders didn’t sign the impeachment notice against the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Sibal stated: “We did not even ask Mr. Chidambaram to sign because there are cases pending and I am there his counsel”.

“In fact, it is a great loss for him because I cannot appear anymore in that court”, he further added.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday dismissed the Congress-led opposition’s notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Now all eyes on the opposition’s next step after the rejection of impeachment notice against the CJI.


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