Justice Bhushan was to retire on July 4 but advanced his day of retirement to July 2 due to his mother's demise. He joined the Supreme Court as a judge on May 13, 2016 and was chief justice of the Kerala High Court from 2015.
Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh was the first one to address the ceremonial bench, thereafter Mr. Shivaji Yadav, President SCAORA addressed the bar and bench bidding their warm farewell to Justice Ashok Bhushan.
The Central government sought time from Supreme Court to file a suitable reply in the plea seeking Rs 4 lakh relief or other amount. The Solicitor General said the proposal was being considered for Covid-19 deceased. Most death certificates don't specify Covid-19 as cause for death, the plea had said.
The Supreme Court was told that the Central government had not come up with a solution on providing rations to migrant workers who did not have ration cards. The case is from 2020 when migrant labourers were forced to walk to their villages after the nationwide lockdown without any rations.
A Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi counter the CBI for Reddy, saying the blame for the agency’s inefficiency to complete a trial within time could not be put on him.
The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R. Subhash Reddy said that it will consider Eswaraiah’s request to set aside the HC’s order considering that it has made serious observations against him without issuing notice or hearing him.