Justice R Banumathi, one of many three ladies Supreme Courtroom judges within the nation, mentioned her household was a sufferer of judicial delay prior to now. “I misplaced my father in a bus accident and my household was a sufferer of judicial delay for getting compensation,” the decide mentioned on her final working day as she addressed her farewell operate through video conferencing.
Justice Banumathi is retiring on July 19.
She counseled the federal government and the judiciary for making an attempt to ease the burden of circumstances.
“Within the current day, everybody speaks of the pendency and backlog of circumstances, however I need to strike a optimistic word – numerous initiatives have been taken by governments and Judiciary,” she added.
Justice Banumathi thanked her relations, colleagues and employees for help and praised the media saying their protection of the Supreme Courtroom has been disciplined.
On the final working day, Justice Banumathi sat with the Chief Justice, as a customized.
Lawyer Basic KK Venugopal mentioned the highest court docket could be dropping decide. He mentioned she ought to proceed authorized work by arbitration.
Justice Banumathi served as decide for greater than three a long time. She started her profession as a district decide in 1988 in Tamil Nadu. She was elevated as a Choose within the Madras Excessive Courtroom in April 2003. In 2013, she was appointed the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand Excessive Courtroom. In August 2014, she grew to become a Supreme Courtroom decide.
Justice Banumathi, together with former CJI Justice Dipak Misra, had written the judgement that confirmed demise penalty to Nirbhaya’s murders. She additionally handled the politically delicate bail case of Congress chief P Chidambaram’s bail.
After her retirement, solely two ladies judges – Indira Banerjee and Indu Malhotra – stay within the Supreme Courtroom.