Attempts being made to make judiciary deaf and dumb: Sena

SC row: No govt interference needed, judiciary should sort out itself, says Uddhav Thackeray

SC row: No govt interference needed, judiciary should sort out itself, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray demanded that an inquiry should be conducted into the death of CBI judge Loya.

He said the judges' decision to hold a press conference in New Delhi came as a shock and added that people would now wonder if they should trust the judiciary or not.

Hailing the four judges who expressed their reservation on certain issues in the judiciary, Mr Thackeray said that they might have to face some action.

The unprecedented move by the senior Supreme Court judges triggered a torrent of reactions from across the political spectrum.

"The common man may be asking if the judiciary can be trusted". There are attempts to make the judiciary dumb and deaf. "This shows the government is keeping control of the judiciary and this is a danger to democracy", he alleged while talking to the media at Ratnagiri. "If things are clear then there should not be any fear". "If someone is raising any doubts, there should be an inquiry to make things clear,"he said".

Questioning the timing of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to the city tomorrow, Thackeray sought to know what pressing engagements he had here when the apex court was facing a crisis.

"What is so important happening here that the president is coming to Mumbai?" he asked. "What is the programme?" he asked.

Four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court had on Friday addressed the media, accusing the Supreme Court's administration of "not being in order" and said that their efforts to persuade CJI Dipak Misra "with a specific request" failed, forcing them to "communicate with the nation" directly.

Mumbai, Jan 13 Praising the four Supreme Court judges who mounted a virtual revolt against the country's chief justice, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said attempts were being made to make the judiciary "deaf and dumb".