In a rare display of legal gallantry to draw attention to public distrust on the growing controversy in the case against the Sahara group, Senior Advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association President, Mr. M.N. Krishnamani, stood before a three-judge bench presided by chief justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir yesterday and urged that the bench should not hear the Sahara case since it has already generated a great deal of rumor as another bench had already passed an order in the same matter. Although Krishnamani said that he came only to “caution” the bench because such action by the Apex Court might undermine public trust in judiciary, the chivalry shown by Krishnamani did not please the CJI very much. However, the three-judge bench eventually dismissed the petition filed by Sahara which sought more time to pay its investors a whopping amount of Rs. 20,000 crore (see the news below). Mr. Krishnamani has long been associated with PBT and has appeared in numerous public interest litigations (PILs) on behalf of PBT before the Apex Court.