The Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, is said to be fond of bikes and has talked about owning a bullet in the past.
New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde, has raced to the top trends on social media with images of him trying a Harley Davidson superbike. The Chief Justice, 64, is said to be fond of bikes and has talked about owning a bullet in the past. In photos that went viral on Twitter on Sunday, he is seen on a Harley Davidson CVO 2020.
The photo was taken in the Chief Justice’s hometown Nagpur, where he is currently.
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In November 2019, when he was taking over as the country’s top judge, Justice Bobde had in multiple interviews confessed to his love for bikes. He reportedly had an accident while testing a muscle bike, which kept him away from courts for a few days.
The Chief Justice, who was part of important judgments including the Ayodhya temple-mosque case, has been presiding over hearings via video link during the coronavirus lockdown.
Recently, he said judges must avoid their standard black coats and gowns during the pandemic and switch to plan white shirts with a neck band.
In his latest case, Justice Bobde said about the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra that the event would not be allowed this year because of coronavirus precautions. “Lord Jagannath will not forgive us if we allowed the rath yatra,” he said.
Later, following requests for review, the Supreme Court allowed the Rath Yatra with curfew and restrictions.