Justice Kurian Joseph — one of the four senior Supreme Court judges who came out on Friday against the Chief Justice of India — on Sunday said that there was no need for an outside intervention to solve the issue.
Meanwhile the Supreme Court had called for a full court consideration of the matter. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also among the four judges told media that ‘there is no crisis.’ He said this when he was asked about the way forward to resolve the issue in the top court.
Justice Joseph also said that the matter was not brought to the attention of the President of India as the President has no constitutional responsibility over the Supreme Court or the judges of the apex court. “There was no constitutional lapse from the CJI but convention, practice and procedure has to be followed while carrying out responsibility,” added Kurian Joseph.
"Those concerned have listened to it. Such actions would not occur in future."
A day after he and the three other judges took the unprecedented step of addressing a press conference, Justice Joseph expressed confidence that the issues raised by them would be resolved."There is no need for outside intervention to solve the matter because its is a matter (that) occurred within an institution. Necessary steps would be taken by the institution itself to sort it out, an issue was raised. So (I) believe that the issue has been settled," said Justice Joseph.
Justice Joseph was talking on the sidelines of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Major Archiepiscopal Status of the Syro-Malabar Church at Kakkanad in Kochi.
The four senior most judges of the Supreme Court — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had on Friday called a press conference in New Delhi and said the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.