Katju reiterates Justice Kapadia did not act against corruption in judiciary

Meanwhile, R M Lodha on Monday lashed out at a “campaign” to defame the judiciary.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 11, 2014 1:56 pm
A bench led by the CJI pointed out that the campaign to disrespect judiciary was doing great damage to an important organ of the system. (Source: Express Photo) A bench led by the CJI pointed out that the campaign to disrespect judiciary was doing great damage to an important organ of the system. (Source: Express Photo)

Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju reiterated that former CJI S H Kapadia did not act against corruption in higher judiciary.

In his latest blog, Justice Katju said that Justice Kapadia failed to take action against a “corrupt” judge in the Allahabad High Court. “In response to my statement Justice Kapadia has said that he did not remember this . It is strange that he has no recollection of this, but the record would be existing with the intelligence agency concerned, and perhaps also in the official file of the Chief Justice.”

He added, “Justice Kapadia also said that he did not bring any Judge to the Supreme Court who was unfit. I may remind him that the Supreme Court Collegium, headed by CJI K.G. Balakrishnan, and of which Justice Kapadia was a member, almost succeeded in bringing a totally unfit person into the Supreme Court.”

Meanwhile, strongly defending the collegium system, Chief Justice of India (CJI) R M Lodha on Monday lashed out at a “campaign” to defame the judiciary and to tarnish its image in the eye of public.

A bench led by the CJI pointed out that the campaign to disrespect judiciary was doing great damage to an important organ of the system.

“Such campaigns should not shake the confidence of people in the judiciary by defaming it. No system is perfect, no one is perfect, the society is not perfect and we all are from the society,” he said.

 

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    Nand
    Sep 15, 2014 at 7:09 am
    Backlog of pending cases are mainly because, there is not set laws regarding timebound justice to people. Judges must be held responsible for justice dela. They do not p order if poor's case is on merit. They are influenced by the powerful party to prolong the case if the matter is not on merit for him. Judges are reluctant to dispose of the case in time. It has become their routine job. but people are suffering irreparable losses. Time bound justice must be given to public by the Judiciary. They should not make excuse for shortage of judges or infrastructure.. They must be controlled by Govt agency. Judges are not God they are also human being they are also corrupt in prolonging the case of poor people.
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