SC judge Indira Banerjee demits office, CJI terms her "jewel" of legal fraternity

Updated: Sep 23 2022 9:20PM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Justice Indira Banerjee, who was the eighth women judge in the Supreme Court, on Friday demitted office with Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, terming her as a "jewel" of the legal fraternity.

The CJI described a recent constitution bench judgement led by Justice Banerjee as "remarkable" in which a legal conundrum was settled and held that a majority decision of a bench of larger strength would prevail over the decision of a bench of lesser strength, irrespective of the number of judges constituting the majority.

Justice Lalit praised the judge for conducting the court with "grace, patience, and compassion." Justice Banerjee, who comes from the same chamber in Kolkata as Justice (retd.) Ruma Pal, the longest-serving woman top court judge in apex court history, hoped that more women judges will be appointed as judges of the top court judiciary.