Justice Chelameswar has recently been controversial
to hold a press conference
+ along with other three highest-ranking judges ̵
SCBA President Vikas Singh said the bar met him last week to invite him to bid farewell on May 18, the Supreme Court's last day of work before the summer vacation.
"He declined the invitation to the farewell party," Singh told PTI.
He said that members of the SCBA Executive Committee once again tried to persuade him to attend the farewell party today, but the judge disagreed with personal reasons.
The judge also told members of the Bar Association that he had not accepted a departure earlier when he moved from the Andhra Pradesh High Court to another high court.
SCBA Honorary Secretary Vikrant Yadav said that the highest-ranking judge today met the members of the bar in his residence, conversing with them, but declined the invitation to bid farewell.
He said it was a tradition that when a judge retires during the holidays, a farewell salute is given on the last working day before the holidays.
Justice Chelameswar did not come to the top court for legal work today.
As a result, he also missed the traditional lunch on Wednesday the Judge, when one of them is preparing to bring "ghar ka khana" (house dinners) out of his home state. This was the third consecutive Wednesday when Justice Chelameswar did not appear in court.