Conspiracy To Frame CJI - The 'Ifs And Buts' In Lawyer Utsav Bains' Story
"If the (sexual harassment) allegations are proved, this (lawyer Utsav Bains' claim of a larger conspiracy to force the Chief Justice of India to step down) won't be a defence", Justice Arun Mishra had stated on April 25.
Regarding these objections as a personal attack on his character and integrity, when Bains had an outburst in court, terming the AG's "allegations" as "ridiculous", Justice Nariman had pulled him up, sternly observing, "If you have an iota of doubt in the AG, we will throw you out". "Since Justice Nariman said he will throw me out, I shall walk out myself", Bains had retorted, following which Justice Mishra had tried to calm him down. At this episode too, several lawyers voiced their shock at never having seen anyone get away with such conduct with Justice Nariman. Even on Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's insistence, Bains had refused to apologise to the AG, upon which Justice Mishra had tendered the apology on his behalf in good humour. At this episode too, several lawyers voiced their shock at never having seen anyone get away with such conduct with Justice Nariman.