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Dec 4, 2011 Dress code for litigants? Bombay high court believes so: "a man dressed in black shorts and vest and a woman in a short skirt and sleeveless top - because the guards wanted them to wrap their "improper" dresses under shawls before their appearance before the Lords who dispense justice."
Dec 4, 2011 Supreme Court judge, MEA ex-secretary slug it out for International Court of Justice post: "as the finalization of nomination has to be completed by next month, behind the scenes lobbying has become intense."
Nov 26, 2011 Name corrupt judges but don't put all in "one basket": CJI
Nov 21, 2011 Reliance lobbyist gives fake address in Lutyens Delhi: "TG Nandakumar, a corporate lobbyist with alleged links to some members of the judiciary.", "“there have been allegations that Nandakumar, who claimed he was a paid consultant of Reliance, had facilitated the (data centre) deal, which allowed the private company access to several vital data."
Nov 21, 2011 'Want effective bill, not empty tinbox': "Accusing the government of reducing the proposed Lokpal to an â€œempty tin box with no powersâ€, Team Anna on Monday (November 21) said they were surprised at the move to exclude Citizenâ€™s Charter and lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the ombudsman, contrary to a Parliament resolution."
Nov 18, 2011 The Last Word: the press and defamation: "Justice Sawant had sued Times Now for wrongly using his photograph in a news item relating to the Ghaziabad PF scam."
Nov 17, 2011 'No Better Way Of Shutting Down Indian Media': "If a former judge is entitled to R100 crore for his photograph being flashed erroneously on account of being mistaken with another phonetically similar name, will this precedent be applied by Indian courts to other ordinary mortals who complain of loss of reputation on account of far more serious allegations? I am not aware of a single case where even 1% of this amount has been awarded to an ordinary citizen or a public person for loss of reputation."
Nov 16, 2011 HC order clears decks for Nirmal Yadav's trial: "the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday dismissed her petition seeking quashing of President of India's sanction to prosecute her in a corruption case for her alleged involvement in cash-in-bag scam."
Nov 16, 2011 Corporate Scams: Getting Away Easily: "Investigation into financial scandals never leads to logical punitive action"
Nov 16, 2011 Should Manu Sharma be let out on parole?: "Jessica Lall's killer Manu Sharma has got parole yet again for five days to attend his brother's wedding.", " VIP convicts abusing system?"
Nov 16, 2011 Delhi Police's U-turn behind Manu Sharma's parole?: "Manu Sharma, the killer of Jessica Lall, was on Wednesday granted a five-day parole from November 21-25."
Nov 16, 2011 When Manu Sharma partied on parole: "Manu and his friend had misbehaved with a girl and intimidated people at F Bar two years ago."
Nov 16, 2011 Parole for Manu an unfair judgement: Katara: "The court has in its wisdom passed this judgement but it's not a level playing field, Neelam Katara said."
Nov 16, 2011 If you have money, law is on your side: Neelam Katara: "Nitish Katara's mother, Neelam Katara commented on Manu Sharma getting a 5-day parole and said change is needed in Indian Penal Code."
Nov 16, 2011 Bhardwaj rejects Justice Bannurmath's name for Lokayukta post: "Bannurmath is facing allegations of securing allotment of a residential site in judicial layout on a land earmarked for civic amenities."
Nov 14, 2011 Jolt for Justice Nirmal Yadav as high court dismisses plea against prosecution sanction: "huge setback for the controversial Justice (Retd) Nirmal Yadav, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday dismissed her pleas seeking quashing of the union government's sanction to prosecute her for corruption charges in the infamous cash-in-bag scam."
Nov 11, 2011 Judicial secret out in open - Former judge skewers appointment process: "“The process of appointment of judges to the superior courts was possibly the best kept secret of the country,”", "The “mystique” of the process, the small base from which the selections were made and the “secrecy and confidentiality” ensured that the “process may, on occasions, make wrong appointments and, worse still, lend itself to nepotism”"
Nov 11, 2011 SC 'shocked' by number of Pakistanis in Indian jails: "more than 250 Pakistanis were being held in Indian jails without ever having faced trial, with at least one behind bars since 1965."
Nov 10, 2011 Higher judiciary guilty of seven sins: ex-SC judge pulls no punches: "From hypocrisy and secrecy to arrogance, nepotism and plagiarism, all bedevil the higher judiciary, said former Supreme Court Justice Ruma Pal today in one of the most scathing indictments of the higher judiciary by one who has been part of it.", "“Injudicious conduct includes known examples such as judges using a guest house of a private company or a public sector undertaking for a holiday or accepting benefits like the allocation of land from the discretionary quota of a Chief Minister."
Nov 9, 2011 Indian judiciary under govt's thumb: Oz firm: "an Australian Firm -- White Industries has questioned the integrity of the Indian judiciary. The Aussie firm told an arbitration panel in London that the Indian judiciary is under the Indian government's thumb."
Nov 8, 2011 Reddy can be 'at home' in jail: "Janardhana and his brother-in-law Srinivas who lived in luxury before they entered the jail, will now be allowed to have a separate room for themselves, a fan, a table, a table light and a shelf to keep books, newspapers, a stove and a gas cylinder to cook food. If they do not wish to cook, they may order food from outside. Use of a laptop will be an added privilege."
Nov 8, 2011 Katara killers avail 151 medical outings in 3 yrs: "Fresh data reveals that Vikas and Vishal Yadav made 66 hospital visits from February 2010 to date."
Nov 8, 2011 Maharashtra's shame: Conviction in only 5% of sexual harassment cases: "An abysmal 5% of sexual harassment cases decided in Maharashtra last year resulted in the accused being convicted"
Nov 7, 2011 Kerala’s political scrap may uncover India’s judical “fixer”: "Cabinet ministers of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF), led by Congress Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, says Nandakumar is a “corporate broker” and a “”judiciary fixer”., "“Nandakumar has so far been widely acknowledged in Kerala’s legal circles as the “fixer” for a former Chief Justice of India (CJI),”", "Here is an extract from the National Lawyers Campaign’s confidential letter dated 4 February 2011: I have very definite and absolutely reliable information of a conduit…He is Mr. TGN Kumar, his Cell Phone numbers are 9847095080…and…. He may be a matriculate, at the most an under-graduate. His only and exclusive business is being a conduit of judges. There are many judges of the Supreme Court and the high courts (of) whom he claims to be, and I believe truly, a conduit. He has a long list of judges, of whom he claims to be a conduit.” The letter then goes to name several judges from various high courts and even the Supreme Court,"
Nov 6, 2011 Even judiciary not spared from corruption: "Former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde expressing displeasure over the functioning of judiciary, legislature and executive said that the administrative mechanism in India is going from bad to worse day by day."
Nov 6, 2011 Inspite of Sikh PM no justice for '84 victims: Ramdev: "Yoga Guru Ramdev on Sunday said it was unfortunate that despite being a Sikh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had not been able to provide justice to the victims of 1984 riots and asked the people to teach a lesson to the Congress in next year's Punjab assembly polls."
Nov 3, 2011 Lokayukta, MHA in war over mantri: "The Union home ministry and Delhi Lokayukta are virtually on the warpath with the Lokayukta insisting to know the ministry’s “thought process and analysis’’ as well as the reasons leading to President Pratibha Patil rejecting the recommendation for removal of PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan for his alleged involvement in a tax-evasion case."
Nov 3, 2011 Two generations later, the scars remain: "“My mother tells me stories; we have grown up listening to them. The truth is that the killers of my father are still roaming free.", "She watched helplessly as her husband, younger brother, a brother-in-law and an uncle were doused with petrol and set on fire. Her elder brother Teerath, she said, was standing on the terrace of the house when a policeman shot at him. “A bullet hit him in the temple and he died on the spot. I can identify the policeman even today."
Nov 3, 2011 Jailed ex-minister Pillai released in Kerala: "Kerala Congress (B) leader and former minister R Balakrishna Pillai, sentenced to jail for a year in a corruption case, was today freed under the remission granted by the state government on the occasion of state-formation day."
Nov 3, 2011 1984 riots: victim's families still seeking justice: "The families of the 1984 riots say that they still have not received justice even after 27 years.", "No leaders who organised these killings have been punished"
Nov 3, 2011 The 19th century legislation does not protect the displaced: Court, Replace archaic land acquisition law: SC: "The Act was enacted in 1894 for the acquisition of land needed for public purposes and for companies and for determining the amount of compensation to be made on such acquisition."
Nov 3, 2011 HC judge pulls up gum-chewing scribe: ""I've been watching you since afternoon. You are chewing gum inside the courthall . It is an insult to the court,'' the judge said. The reporter offered an apology, but the judge asked the sentry to take her away."
Nov 3, 2011 Judge rubbed his shoes against me, says Justice Karnan: ""The judge, sitting cross-legged next to me, touched me with his shoes deliberately and then said sorry. Two other judges were watching it smiling,""
Nov 2, 2011 FTN: Should Justice Katju apologise to journalists?: "Justice Katju called journalists uneducated. In response, the journalists have expressed anger."
Nov 2, 2011 Time to stop discretionary land allotments by govts?: "Former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats under ministers' quota."
Nov 2, 2011 Do judges need minister's quota for housing?: "Judges in Orissa have got 'minister quota' flats out of turn and at cheaper rates."
Oct 29, 2011 MK gave ex-CJI prime plots: PIL: "lawyer alleged that Balakrishnan was allotted two prime plots of land in Chennai under a benami transaction by then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and also of amassing illegal assets in Kerala"
Oct 29, 2011 judiciary: backlog The Slim Case Diary: "SC data says 54,562 cases pending in the apex court, 42 lakh at the HCs and over 2.79 cr cases are pending in the lower judiciary"
Oct 28, 2011 KGB case: TN, Kerala may be made parties: "The Supreme Court has brought back focus on a petition levelling corruption charges against former Chief Justice of India and NHRC chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and his kin by issuing notice to the Union government on a plea to make Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments parties in the pending case."
Oct 28, 2011 Supreme Court seeks response from Tamil Nadu, Kerala on ex-CJI's assets: "The Supreme Court has sought the Tamil Nadu government's response over allegations that former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan was allotted two prime plots of land in Chennai under a benami transaction by then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi."
Oct 28, 2011 Court cancels bail, sends BJP MLA Sampangi to Jail: "The Lokayukta police caught Sampangi Jan 29, 2009, while accepting a bribe of Rs.5 lakh from the complainant, businessman Hussein Mueen Farooq", "The house panel, however, dismissed the bribery charges against the lawmaker and recommended action against the complainant businessman for “tarnishing” his image by making false allegations"
Oct 27, 2011 Multiple house sites jinx Lokayukta hopefuls: "The State Government’s proposal to appoint justice Bannurmath as the Lokayukta seems to have run into trouble, as his acquisition of a plot of land measuring 6,600 sq ft in one of the Karnataka State Judicial Department Employees’ House Building Co-operative Society Limited (KSJDE HBCS) is being questioned on legal grounds.", "Justice Raveendran has not only violated the aforementioned law and got a site (number 1,392) measuring 7,623 sq ft in Yelahanka judicial layout but also has another Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) site measuring 368.49 sq ft. in Banashankari, allotted to him in 1985."
Oct 25, 2011 Aging Don Karunanidhi makes peace for sake of family: "Is he willing to forget and forgive in return for bail (and maybe more going forward!) for his daughter?"
Oct 23, 2011 Can't fix time frame to decide mercy plea: Centre to SC: "the court cannot prescribe a time limit for it. In an affidavit filed in the apex court the Centre submitted, powers conferred on the President to decide a mercy plea are special powers which cannot be interfered with."
Oct 14, 2011 Courts can’t discriminate: "There is no reason why India should follow a different standard and thus be known as a country where corporates can walk free after wilfully violating the law of the land."
Oct 14, 2011 HC should have asked who killed Shivani: former judges: "A day after the judgement in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, three former judges of the Delhi High Court have expressed dismay over the verdict, that cleared former Haryana IGP R K Sharma and two others of all charges"
Oct 12, 2011 Daughter of retired HC Judge held for graft: "" Manisha Mhase, an advocate by profession, has been arrested along with two other persons including her assistant. The assistant and another lawyer were nabbed on Tuesday while accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh,"", "Manisha, whose father is the chairperson of the Maharashtra Consumer Redressal Forum, and Shirole had demanded money from the complainant for getting favourable order in a matter pending with the consumer forum in Delhi."
Oct 12, 2011 43 witnesses turn hostile; ex-IPS acquitted in Shivani murder: "the accused was holding a high position and had influenced the witnesses, as a result of which 43 prosecution witnesses turned hostile in the case."
Oct 12, 2011 Shivani Bhatnagar murder: HC acquits ex-IPS R K Sharma: "Sharma, hitman Pradeep, Sri Bhagwan and Satya Prakash were awarded life term by the trial court as it held Shivani’s murder was an “abominable and heinous crime.”"
Oct 12, 2011 Shivani Bhatnagar murder: Delhi HC acquits RK Sharma: "According to prosecution, Sharma had provided certain classified documents to Shivani that led to her murder as the journalist wanted to make the documents public."
Oct 7, 2011 US Sikh group seeks Kamal Nath's prosecution in Belgium: "A US based Sikh human rights group has sought criminal prosecution of Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath during his upcoming visit to Belgium for his alleged role in the November 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.", "Belgian law provides for "extra territorial jurisdiction" to criminally prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity and genocide committed outside Belgium, he said. It also does not provide immunity to any heads of states or other dignitaries. Under this law, criminal prosecution was initiated against former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, for his role in the 1982 Sabra-Shatila massacre in Lebanon"
Oct 5, 2011 First 'murder', now deliberate delay?: "Days after Omar Abdullah ordered a judicial probe into his party man Mohammad Yusuf's custodial death, former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court said that an enquiry like this may take months to get completed."
Sep 29, 2011 Vachati mass rape: All accused 'guilty': "215 government officials have been found guilty of atrocities in the 1992 Vachati mass rape case. The verdict comes two decades after an entire village of Harur, at Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, was tortured by policemen and forest officials."
Sep 29, 2011 215 held guilty in TN mass rape case: "Brutal assault and rape on tribals took place in Vachathi village in Dharmapuri district on June 20, 1992. * Accused belonged to police, forest and revenue departments. * 18 tribal women were raped and over 100 assaulted. * Apart from rape, assault, the other charges were of atrocities against tribals * Of 215 sentenced, 125 belong to forest department, 84 are policemen and five are revenue officials."
Sep 28, 2011 If Chidambaram’s role does not warrant probe, no other crime does: Jaitley: "“If the Prime Minister has confidence in Chidu, then he must stand up and explain his actions."
Sep 24, 2011 Now, third child can land you in jail in Kerala: "In a bid to redefine Draconian, the Commission on Rights and Welfare of Women and Children feels that nothing lesser than a fine of Rs 10,000 or three months simple' imprisonment deserves to be slapped on the expectant father of a third child."
Sep 21, 2011 Can our slain RTI activists ever get justice?
Sep 19, 2011 BBC: Ombudsman in Indian state of Karnataka resigns: "A senior judge and ombudsman in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has resigned following allegations that he has breached land ownership laws."
Sep 19, 2011 Land row embarrasses Karnataka Lokayukta: "CNN-IBN has accessed documents that show how Justice Shivaraj Patil has three government properties in his name."
Sep 19, 2011 Land row embarrasses Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Patil: "documents that show Patil and his wife were allotted land in two different housing societies despite the fact that they have owned a property in Bangalore since 1982. According to Karnataka's cooperative society laws, one is only eligible for a site if one doesn't already own property there."
Sep 19, 2011 Unceremonious end to Patil’s illustrious career: "The 47-day tenure of Lokayukta Shivaraj Patil came to an unceremonious end on Monday following explosive allegations of illegal acquisition of land against him."
Sep 19, 2011 Karnataka Lokayukta Patil quits over housing controversy: "Rules clearly state that if an individual owns a plot allotted by a government agency or private housing co-operative society in Bangalore city limits, he/she is not entitled to own another plot by any housing agencies. In Justice Patil's case, two plots were allotted by two different housing co-operative societies. One plot, owned by wife Annapurna, was allotted by VHBCS, already under the Lokayukta scanner for illegally merging a public road with the premises of former CM BS Yeddyurappa's family firm, Davalagiri Properties and Developers."
Sep 15, 2011 Judges with doubtful integrity can be compulsorily retired:SC: "The Supreme Court has ruled that judicial officers can be compulsorily retired for ''doubtful integrity'' even before they attain the age of 50 years."
Sep 15, 2011 Donation to JMM to save Rao Govt tax free: I-T tribunal: "four Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MPs along with seven members of a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal(A) were allegedly paid at least Rs 8.7 crore to ensure the survival of the Narasimha Rao Government. The Supreme Court in 1998 held that the MPs who cast their votes accordingly committed no crime that the legal system can act on."
Sep 15, 2011 Team Anna demands withdrawal of judges' accountability bill: "Team Anna Monday demanded withdrawal of the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2010, claiming it had no provision for investigation of corrupt judges or their prosecution.", "the bill is just to mislead the common man"
Sep 15, 2011 SC orders CBI probe into Banda rape case against BSP MLA: "a minor girl was allegedly raped for two days by the legislator before she fled on December 12 last year and registered a case. But the MLA's brother lodged a case of theft against her and when she was produced in court, the magistrate remanded her to judicial custody. "The person against whom allegations have been made continued to be free for over a month from the date of occurrence of the acts complained of," the petitioner had said. It needed chief minister Mayawati's intervention for the girl's release from prison and arrest of Dwivedi."
Sep 11, 2011 'Sedition laws being misused': "Sen, who was in the city to speak on human rights violations, demanded repeal of sedition laws saying they are being used to suppress the voice of common people."
Sep 5, 2011 Justice Sen escapes impeachment
Sep 4, 2011 Justice Sen's resignation accepted, no decision on impeachment
Sep 3, 2011 India judge Soumitra Sen quits before impeachment vote: "A high court judge in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta has resigned, just weeks after India's upper house of parliament voted to impeach him on corruption charges."
Sep 2, 2011 Impeachment motion against Sen in LS must go on: AG: "Attorney General G E Vahanvati today recommended that impeachment motion to remove Justice Soumitra Sen as the judge of the Calcutta High Court must go on in the Lok Sabha despite his resignation."
Sep 1, 2011 To avoid impeachment stain, Justice Sen quits
Sep 1, 2011 Indian anti-graft crusader wanted for other causes: "Activist Irom Sharmila invited Hazare to northeast Manipur state, where she is on a decadelong fast against a law giving troops sweeping powers to shoot people with little provocation.", ""If he comes, our movement against the draconian Act will receive a huge boost,""
Sep 1, 2011 Justice Soumitra Sen, facing impeachment, resigns
Sep 1, 2011 Justice Soumitra Sen resigns
Aug 31, 2011 Lalu, Mishra to be charged in fodder scam: "A Bihar Court on Monday fixed September 21 as the date for framing charges against former CMs Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra,"
Aug 31, 2011 Justice Sen's impeachment proceedings in Lok Sabha on Monday
Aug 29, 2011 Pandya murder: all freed, who killed him?: "It was a blow for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday when the Gujarat high court acquitted the 12 accused in the 2002 assassination of former Home Minister Haren Pandya."
Aug 27, 2011 Enact laws to check corruption in judiciary, says Karat
Aug 21, 2011 Want a Strong Judicial Accountability Bill Too: Bhushan
Aug 19, 2011 Ex-judge granted anticipatory bail: "The Punjab and Haryana High court on Friday granted pre-arrest bail to retired Justice Nirmal Yadav, who apprehended her arrest in the infamous cash-in-bag scam."
Aug 19, 2011 Cash-in-bag scam: Ex-judge told to appear in trial court: "The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday directed former high court judge Nirmal Yadav to appear before the trial court in the multi-million cash-in-bag scam to get bail."
Aug 18, 2011 Eloquence shown by Sen is property of charlatans: Jethamalani: ""This man did not deserve to be a judge. Not only should this judge go, other judges who do such things should not remain for even one more day,", ""Eloquence has nothing to do with morals. It is often the property of the biggest thieves and charlatans. Today glib-talkers are on top of the world and people who cannot talk are nowhere,""
Aug 18, 2011 Justice Soumitra Sen impeached by Rajya Sabha on corruption charges
Aug 18, 2011 The justice Sen saga: what led to the proceedings
Aug 18, 2011 Bhopal: Slain RTI activist's father expects no justice: "Sultan said, “We belong to a lower middle class and lack the power to purchase or to influence a top politician or an official. We expect no justice.”"
Aug 18, 2011 RS impeaches Justice Soumitro Sen for 'misappropriating' funds: "Rajya Sabha today overwhelmingly approving the impeachment motion against him."
Aug 17, 2011 In his defence, Sen hangs ex-CJI: "Facing impeachment for alleged misappropriation of funds, Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday put up spirited defence in Rajya Sabha, claiming innocence and accusing former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan of “bias” against him.", "None of my son, son-in-law or brother are accused of amassing wealth,” Justice Sen said, in an obvious reference to the family members of Justice Balarkrishnan, facing charges of acquiring disproportionate assets."
Aug 16, 2011 Impeachment of judge to come up in Rajya Sabha today: "The Rajya Sabha will take up impeachment proceedings on Wednesday against Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court who is facing charges of ''misconduct.''"
Aug 14, 2011 22 years on, justice eludes Bhagat Singh’s sister: "While India celebrates 64 years of freedom, most people are unaware that Parkash Kaur (95), younger sister of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, has been struggling for 22 years to get justice for her son-in-law, Kuljeet Singh Dhatt. The latter was killed in 1989, allegedly by five Punjab Police cops in Hoshiarpur district."
Aug 14, 2011 For the first time, RS to seek impeachment of judge: "Rajya Sabha will make history this week when it will seek to impeach Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court, who has been held guilty on corruption charges by a specially constituted committee."
Aug 10, 2011 16 yrs after death in custody, kin get Rs 4 lakh in damages: "Sixteen years after a man died in police custody, the Bombay high court has held the Maharashtra government "vicariously liable" for the death and ordered it to pay a compensation of over Rs 4 lakh."
Aug 7, 2011 31% of judges' posts in SC, HCs lying vacant
Aug 4, 2011 HC judge threatens CBI joint director: "Justice Prasad directed Ahmed to appear before the court on July 29 "to explain his conduct and why an FIR be not directed to be registered against him in cheating the court" by allowing appearance of Khanna. The judge also asked why a recommendation be not sent to the Union government for his removal."
Aug 4, 2011 Land Acquisition Act is a fraud, ought to be scrapped: SC: "Frowning at increasing incidents of government forcibly acquiring land for industrialisation and residential schemes, the Supreme Court today observed that the Land Acquisition Act ought to be scrapped as it is a ''fraud'' devised by some ''sick people''."
Aug 3, 2011 KGB's son-in-law encroaches government land in Thrissur district: "In yet another embarrassment to the National Human Rights Commission Chairman, Justice K G Balakrishnan, the survey department here has confirmed that his son-in-law, P V Sreenijan, had encroached 32 cents of government land at Kalloor in Thrissur."
Aug 2, 2011 Sikkim high court chief justice P D Dinakaran resigns: "Facing impeachment on charges of corruption and judicial misconduct, Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran on Saturday resigned from the post. The resignation comes a day ahead of the hearing of the three-member inquiry committee appointed by Rajya Sabha Chairman to probe into charges of land grabbing and acquiring of assets disproportionate to his income."
Aug 2, 2011 Boy spends one year in jail for stealing Rs 200: "For 12 months now, Shamsuddin (19) has been lodged in Tihar Jail despite the fact that his alleged crime, that of stealing Rs 200, would usually carry a sentence of three months' imprisonment. After being denied bail once, he was granted bail three months ago, but did not have the Rs 10,000 in property needed for a bail bond."
Jul 24, 2011 The scales of justice: "Politicians with clout believe they are above the law. The police, in the absence of reforms, cannot be expected to enforce the law."
Jul 20, 2011 Part of judiciary in question vis-à-vis corruption: CPI (M): "Claiming that the corruption is a nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and influential businessmen, the Communist Party of India (M) on Wednesday demanded establishment of judicial commission to probe the corruption in the judiciary, besides the empowerment of state accountability and information commissions."