In an unprecedented event, four senior sitting judges of the Supreme Court on Friday met the media to complain that the administration of the country’s top court was not in order.

At a hurriedly called press conference at the residence of Justice J Chelameswar, the No 2 in the apex court hierarchy, they said it was with “no pleasure” that they had been compelled to make public what they were upset with.”Hallmark of democracy is independent and fair judiciary. We tried to convince Chief Justice that things are not in order.

Unfortunately, our attempts failed,” said Justice Chelameswar.”It is with no pleasure that we have been compelled to do this, administration of SC is not in order,” he said. “A couple of months back, four of us gave a signed letter to the CJI and we wanted a particular thing to be done in a particular manner. It was done in such a way that it raised further doubt about the integrity of the institution,” he added.

The other three judges addressing the media today were Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph.