Do not mess around with my authority: CJI DY Chandrachud warns lawyer during hearing

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Tuesday lost his cool over a lawyer who was seeking an early hearing of his case before Supreme Court bench.

The CJI got angry after the bench told the lawyer that the matter will be listed on April 17, but he reportedly asked for liberty to mention it before another bench.

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“I can mention before another bench if permitted,” the lawyer said.

“Do not play these tricks with me, You can’t mention it here and then elsewhere for an earlier date,” the CJI, who sharing the bench with justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala said.

Sensing the mood of the bench, the lawyer expressed regret and said he should be excused for his submissions. “Yes, you are excused. But do not mess around with my authority,” the CJI said.

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