Dealt circumstances with conscience, took choices with conviction, says Justice Arun Mishra


New Delhi, September 2

Supreme Court choose Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday bid farewell to the bar and the bench, saying he dealt circumstances with “conscience” and took each determination with “conviction”.

Sharing the ceremonial bench on his final day as an apex court docket choose with Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice Mishra addressed the court docket by means of video conferencing and urged the authorized fraternity to “analyse (his) every judgment but do not give them this colour or that colour”.

“I have dealt with every case with my conscience and took every decision with conviction”, he mentioned.

The CJI, who by the way shared the bench with Justice Mishra for the primary and the final time within the prime court docket, praised the retiring choose by terming him as a “beacon of light”, “beacon of courage” and “beacon of fortitude” even within the face of all adversities.

“Justice Mishra is leaving behind a legacy of hard work, erudition, great courage and fortitude”, the CJI mentioned.

Justice Bobde mentioned: “I wish you Justice Mishra a very happy joyous and prosperous life ahead and I hope you remain in touch with us and we certainly endeavour to do that,” Justice Bobde mentioned and added that he was privileged to have a labored with Justice Mishra.

“I don’t know many people who have carried out work so bravely despite so many difficulties,” the CJI mentioned.

The final day of Justice Mishra, who delivered many key judgements together with the AGR dues case granting 10 years’ time to telcos and the imposition of 1 rupees wonderful on lawyer Prashant Bhushan for contempt of court docket, has had the share of controversy as effectively.

Senior advocate and SCBA president Dushyant Dave took objection after being allegedly disadvantaged of a possibility to talk on the digital farewell ceremony of Justice Arun Mishra and shot off a letter expressing disappointment to the CJI.

The second the hearings within the circumstances completed, Attorney General Ok Ok Venugopal wished Justice Mishra a contented publish retirement life and rued that because of the COVID-19 pandemic the farewell needs to be completed by means of video conferencing.

Lawyers, together with former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, additionally wished Justice Mishra who thanked them and colleague judges by saying that he at all times tried to borrow the “weapon of power given” from Bar and fellow judges.

“All of you were the power behind whatever I have done. Have learnt so much from the members of the Bar…So many branches of law I have learnt from the Bar members,” he mentioned.

He mentioned, “sometimes I have been very harsh in my conduct directly or indirectly. Nobody should feel hurt… If I have hurt anybody then please pardon me, pardon me, pardon me.”

He additionally referred to the contempt case in opposition to Prashant Bhushan and mentioned that Venugopal mentioned that he didn’t need any punishment.

Venugopal described Mishra as “the iron judge” and mentioned, “We will miss him in Supreme Court and we wish him good health.”

Shivaji Jadhav, President of Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) learn out the transient define of Justice Mishra’s profession particularly his judicial profession.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and few different bar leaders additionally attended it.

Earlier on August 30, Justice Mishra had declined farewell invites of bar our bodies – the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Confederation of Indian Bar – citing “severe situation and sufferings the world over” on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justice Mishra had turn out to be an apex court docket choose on July 7, 2014. — PTI



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