Justice Radhakrishnan, who is retiring on May 15, said it cannot be put in plain words the pressure they and their families have faced during this case. (JPN/Agencies)
“The pressure, tension and strain that both of us have undergone is unimaginable. We can't explain it. We are under pressure and already the pressure is reflected on my wife and family members also. So, it is that much a very complicated case, See, it is still not over. So, I can't speak much on the Sahara matter," he said at his farewell function.
Justice Radhakrishnan has heard along with Justice J S Khehar the case involving Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and two other directors, who are in jail since March 4 for failing to abide by the Apex Court's order to refund Rs 20,000 crore of investors' money.
Noted lawyer Soli Sorabjee appreciated the stand taken by the bench, saying, “The very fact that the bench stood its ground...and was able to withstand and resist such pressure, directly or indirectly, from any source is admirable.”
The Supreme Court had on May 6 disapproved of the Sahara Group chief’s ‘calculated psychological offensives and mind games’ while upholding its order jailing him.
"Disobedience of orders of a Court strikes at the very root of the rule of law, on which the judicial system rests. Judicial orders are bound to be obeyed at all costs," it had held.
The Apex Court had dismissed his petition against his detention.
Justice Radhakrishnan, who is retiring on May 15, said it cannot be put in plain words the pressure they and their families have faced during this case.