New Delhi: Justice Kurian Joseph, who was active behind the January 12 presser of four Supreme Court judges, has now made claimed that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Mishra was being 'remote-controlled' from outside.
Just days after his retirement, In an interview to Times of India, Joseph stated that there were 'several instances' of 'external influences' on SC's working and appointment of judges in Top court and HCs. "Someone from outside was controlling CJI," Joseph was quoted by TOI as saying in the report.
As per the report, the judges behind the January presser - Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan B Lokur, met the then CJI Deepak Mishra and requested him to maintain the order.
Earlier, Joseph stated that the Supreme Court was not going in right direction. He added that many aspects They brought in the notice of the then Chief Justice (Dipak Misra) to put things on the proper path but there was no result so they thought there was no other option except to bring it to the notice of the nation.
Worth mention here Justice Kurian Joseph started his carrier in the year 2000 in the High Court of Kerala as a judge. He went to Himachal Pradesh as the Chief Justice for three years. Thereafter, he came to the Supreme Court for five years and eight months.