Mukul KesavanFour senior Supreme Court judges have just accused the chief justice of India of misusing his prerogative as master of the roster. By convention these judges would preside over the major cases that the chief justice chooses not to hear himself. Gogoi is Misra's heir-apparent; he will be the senior-most judge by the time Misra retires and the convention is that he will become the next chief justice of India. Dushyant Dave cites the decision of the previous chief justice, J.S. Khehar, to assign the Sahara-Birla case to a junior bench outranked by 10 more senior benches as an example.
Source: The Telegraph January 13, 2018 18:33 UTC