Due to unforeseen circumstances, former Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra is yet to vacate the Bungalow that was allotted to him. The property is situated at Akbar Road in Lutyens Delhi.
As per the report in a leading English daily, a series of deaths have occurred in his family, and his immediate family got infected with the Covid-19 virus.
According to sources, the Apex Court had allowed the Judge’s request to allow him to stay in the official Bungalow till March 31,
Now, Mishra had requested an extension till April 30. However, the Supreme Court has not responded yet. As per sources, the former Judge is not interested in post-retirement benefits and will vacate the Bungalow as soon as the wife is medically fit.
As the official accommodation for sitting judges is short, since the Parliament increased the strength of the Supreme Court to 34 from the earlier 26, the Court has been in touch with Mishra seeking possession of his accommodation. The Bungalow should have been vacated by 02.10.2020.
As per Rule 4 Supreme Court Judges Rules, 1959, Judges are entitled to the official accommodation throughout their tenure and an extra month. There will be no maintenance or rent charges for the same, the Act states.