Lawyer Utsav Bains was not present in court as a three-judge SC bench took up his plea along with the original sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
In separate letters, senior advocate Yatin Oza & a group of activists questioned the propriety of Saturday’s hearing into allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Supreme Court lawyer Utsav Bains said he now feared for his life as he ‘has exposed the truth’.
Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association says charges must be dealt with according to law. But SC staffers come out in support of CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
The Supreme Court on 15 April directed the poll body to watch the film and then reconsider its order banning the film.
The plea said a prominent party paid Rs 5,000 each to voters to vote in their favour in Madurai.
Utsav Bains said he was approached to organise a press conference to 'frame' Ranjan Gogoi, and represent the ex-SC staffer who made allegations against him.
Bar body officials called the allegations false, cooked-up and an attempt to malign the CJI and judiciary.
Supreme Court convenes a special bench to counter the harassment charges against the CJI, asks media to exercise restraint in reporting the 'unverified charges'.
In his 2017 order, the Mumbai judge noted there was sufficient material to frame charges against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.