Today, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud disciplined the courtroom by confiscating the mobile phone of an Advocate who was using the phone inside Courtroom 1. The incident took place when a three-judge bench comprising CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice Manoj Misra, and Justice JB Pardiwala were hearing the matter in the Courtroom . CJI noticed that a person was speaking on the phone in the Court hall and addressed the individual directly. He said, “Yeh kya market hai jo aap phone pe baat kar rahe hai? Inka mobile le lo…” (Is this a marketplace that you are speaking on the phone? Confiscate their mobile phone…). CJI further stated, “Come here… come and stand here… you think this is some marketplace where you can just take the call?” The CJI instructed the court master to collect the mobile phone from the lawyer in question and told them about the importance of maintaining decorum in the courtroom. The CJI gave a stern warning stating, “Be careful in the future. Judges see everything. We may be looking at the papers, but we have eyes everywhere,” and continued with the proceedings.
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