Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, while hearing a bunch of appeals yesterday on demonetisation praised from Union Minister and Senior Congress Leader P Chidambaram. The CJI, who is retiring next month was annoyed with behaviour with lawyers, saying they were not in the fish market. He slammed the lawyers, who were not respecting the decorum of the highest court of the country. CJI TS Thakur, who is going to retire in few days further asked what kind of memories would he take with him after demitting the office.
Slamming lawyers the CJI also asked them to look at P Chidambaram. “Look at Mr Chidambaram. Has he stood up and tried to argue by raising his voice? No. Do you think he knows less than those lawyers who are always shouting?”, he was quoted to have said by ‘The Indian Express’.
Yesterday, the Supreme court, while hearing on demonetisation had asked the centre if its policy on note ban was confidential when it was being made. The CJI asked the government as to why it’s order of granting a withdrawal limit of Rs 24,000 per day to a person had not yet been implemented.
The top court came out with nine questions for adjudication to decide if the demonetisation drive was unconstitutional. SC is to resume the hearing of the demonetisation matter on December 14.
In the meantime, Prashant Bhushan told the apex court that there was no cash in ATMs and recalibration was not carried out in proper manner. He also added that cooperative banks had been discriminated in the process post demonetisation.