While Mishra in his letter does not take the name of Dave, he says that the same is not an isolated incident but represents a classic ploy to influence the judiciary, a mechanism that has been employed repeatedly before various other CJIs.
The letter by the senior counsel is contemptuous and a mischief perpetrated to further ulterior motives and ends, Mishra has said, calling for the judiciary to tackle these attempts with iron hand to preserve the free and fair functioning of the legal system.
“The attempts made through such letters clearly amount to contemptuous conduct and a mischief perpetrated to further ulterior motives and ends. The Hon’ble courts must tackle such attempt with iron hands. Such practice can be curbed by wholly ignoring them and ensuring that the same does not have any impact on the free and fair functioning of the existing system. It must be remembered that such letters come from few selected quarters represented by a handful of senior counsels with political motives and for commercial stakes,” Mishra has stated.