Former CJI Misra was victim of circumstances: SC Bar Association president

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Vikas Singh said Monday outgoing CJI Dipak Misra was a victim of certain circumstances and it was used by some lawyers to the detriment of the institution.
Speaking at a farewell function organised by the SCBA for the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Singh said, “It was unfortunate that Justice Misra became a victim of certain circumstances.”
“It is more unfortunate that instead of the bar, specially the mature bar trying to support the cause of justice, trying to support the institution, some of us tried to use that adverse circumstance to the detriment of this institution,” he said.
Singh said if the situation had been allowed to continue and if the bar had not stepped into support Misra, an “irreparable damage would have been caused to the institution (Supreme Court)”.