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Justice Chelameswar retires from SC

New Delhi, June 22: After serving India’s top court for nearly seven years, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who was the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, retired on Friday. Justice Chelameswar’s last working day was on May 18, right before the Supreme Court closed for summer vacation. The 65-year-old judge is one of the four top court judges who held an unprecedented press conference in January 12, saying “all was not well” on the administrative side of the Supreme Court. Justice Chelameswar, along with three other senior judges, in the press conference publicly accused Chief Justice Dipak Misra of not strictly adhering to rules in assigning cases to appropriate benches which they said can create “doubt” about the integrity of the apex court. (IANS)