Video conference hearings of court cases have its pros and cons. One of the disadvantages is that many a time, lawyers appearing in multiple courts via video conference forget to mute their microphones for one court while arguing in another court resulting in their conversation being overheard in the other court..Judges on the Bench do not take such disturbances lightly often berating the concerned lawyer or the court official for carelessness.However, such a careless act worked to a judge's advantage today in Supreme Court..Senior Advocate R Basant was appearing before the Court of Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the court of Justice UU Lalit.The Court of CJI was sitting in special combination on account of retirement of Justice Rohinton Nariman. During the reference for Justice Nariman, as Basant spoke, he got unmuted in Justice Lalit's court. .The reference happening for Justice Nariman in CJI court thus began to be heard in Justice Lalit's court. The Bench of Justice Lalit waited patiently. After Basant realised what had happened, he apologised to Justice Lalit profusely.But Justice Lalit said that it was a pleasure to be privy to the reference for Justice Nariman which would not have been possible but for the mistake..Justice Nariman is retiring today after a seven year tenure at the top court.Read what was said at Justice Nariman's reference here.