The Bar members gathered together in the court of Chief Justice of India (CJI) where they bid farewell to the Supreme Court judge Vineet Saran, who retired today.
Justice Vineet Saran was born on 5th May, 1957 at Bijnor (U.P.). He persuaded his graduation at Allahabad University in the year 1976 followed by the LL.B. degree which he received in the year 1979/80. He was enrolled as an advocate with the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council on 28.07.1980. He started his practice in the High Court of Allahabad from 28.07.1980 till 13.02.2002 where he successfully conducted numerous cases on the original, constitution, civil and criminal sides. He held the post of Additional Advocate General for the State of U.P. in the year 1995. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court from 26.02.2016 and Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court on 07.08.2018.
Biding him warm farewell,AG KK Venugopal said it was difficult for him to believe that Justice Vineet Saran is retiring as he looks so young.
Every time a judge retires I feel the judge did not retire and had another 5 years to work. But that’s not the case now. He is a Golfer. I wish he can pursue his passion,” the AG further said.
CJI NV Ramana said all of us look young including you AG and then said that it is difficult to bid farewell to someone who is like your own brother. CJI Ramana spoke about Justice Saran’s career and wished him the very best
“Today he demits office. He started as a lawyer in Allahabad in 1980. In 1995, he was made AAG and 2002 he became judge of Allahabad HC for 30 years and then in Karnataka and Odisha. He was here in Supreme Court for 4 years. He delivered number of important arbitration judgments and was part of several Constitution benches and his judgments on consumer protection and personal liberty has far reaching impact”
-the CJI said.
CJI further said that during his recent visit to Odisha he saw how people were so much in awe and affectionate for Justice Vineet Saran. Justice Ramana said that Justice Saran had delivered number of important arbitration judgments and was part of several Constitution benches and his judgments on consumer protection and personal liberty has far reaching impact.
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CJI spoke about the wit and humour by Justice Saran which has left indelible mark on hearts of people. He will be remembered by Bar & Bench equally. CJI also said we will look forward to his continued cooperation with the Judiciary. I wish all his family members best of health and happiness.
The Senior Advocate Vikas Singh said that no junior ever felt that they did not get a proper audience before Justice Saran
SCAORA President: wished Justice Saran a very happy and successful retirement. He remembered about Justice Saran fondly and said in Allahabad he was very popular among the bar
Senior Advocate and Vice President of SCBA Pradeep Rai said that he has known Justice Saran for a very long time, wished him good luck while adding Golf course awaits you.
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President of Supreme Court lawyers forum said that one quality of Justice Saran that he shall always remember would be saying sorry while dismissing SLP and always saying that we argued well. We wish him happy life post retirement. On behalf of everyone , he wished justice happy birthday in advance.
Justice Vineet Saran was very touched with the affection that was so freely bestowed on him and said it seems that the tenure passed in a blink of an eye.It is indeed a sad moment for me as well. He further said that he is happy to be free now. He explained the word Freedom and said it does not mean he was captive. He extended his love and shared that he had the opportunity to work in the Supreme court and work with wonderful members of the bar.
With the memories of last cricket match where their team had won,he added in cricket terms, I was batting till last over and remain to be not out. Thank you
Farewell bench rises.