Corruption in India: Indian Judiciary

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Indian Judiciary:
Corruption trials: Fix a time-frame
'Lokpal bench will have power to file FIR against HC judges'
After corruption complaint to CJI, judge wants out
Tis Hazari judge pleads for mercy after SC flak
Bid to rein in graft in judiciary
Nirmal Yadav contests CBI court summons in HC: "Yadav has remained a judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, where she is now seeking relief in a corruption case."
Blame games and defunct Lokayuktas
BBC - India: Activist Binayak Sen attacks sedition laws: "Indian human rights activist Binayak Sen has accused the government of misusing the country's sedition laws "to silence voices of dissent"."
Considerable corruption in higher judiciary: Prashant Bhushan
CJI should be appointed by selection, says ex SC judge: "Former Supreme Court judge Justice Kuldeep Singh today stressed the need for appointment of the Chief Justice of India through a transparent selection process instead of the present policy of having the seniormost judge occupying the post."
Can’t disclose my wealth: Balakrishnan
Sedition law or harass tool: "remains a harassment tool as it was 150 years ago when it was introduced by the British who have since abolished its use against their own citizens."
We need a clean man in black robe: Chief Justice of India: "Concerned over judiciary's image coming under a cloud in the wake of corruption charges, Chief Justice S H Kapadia today said there was a need for "clean man in black robe" and asked the political class not to protect corrupt judges."
Political protection should not be given to corrupt judges:CJI
Do away with laws that feed corruption
Moily says law outdated, to consult PC
Lokpal Bill lacks teeth, activists fume: ""The GoM on the Lokpal Bill has Sharad Pawar and Kapil Sibal, who never see corruption anywhere," said activist Arvind Kejriwal."
KG Balakrishnan agrees to publicise assets
Ex-CJI says I-T return contents cannot be disclosed
Woman gets alimony 28 years after divorce
NGO writes to President for inquiry against ex-CJI: "requested them to send a "reference to the Supreme Court for inquiry into misbehaviour of Justice K G Balakrishnan under Section 5(1) of the NHRC Act" to commence the process of his removal as head of the apex human rights body."
Corruption, land-grab among 16 charges slapped on Dinakaran: "Justice Dinakaran as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court was recommended for being appointed Supreme Court Judge in August 2009. But after the land-grab allegations were levelled, he went on leave and his elevation was stopped. Thereafter he was shifted to the Sikkim High Court as Chief Justice.", "The charges include: “possessing wealth disproportionate to the known sources of his income; unlawfully securing five Housing Board plots in favour of his wife and two daughters; entering into benami transactions prohibited and punishable under the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Act, 1988; acquiring and possessing agricultural holdings beyond the ceiling under the Tamil Nadu Land Reforms (Fixation of Ceiling on Land) Act, 1961; illegal encroachment on government and public property to deprive Dalits and the poor of their right to livelihood; violation of the human rights of Dalits and the poor; destruction of evidence during official enquiry; obstructing public servant on duty; repeated undervaluation of properties at the time of registration of sale to evade stamp duty; illegal construction in breach of the town planning law and planning permit; misuse of official position to unlawfully secure property and facilitate other illegal acts for personal gain; abuse of judicial office to pass dishonest judicial orders; contrary to settled principles of law to favour a few individuals or for his own unjust enrichment, at the cost of the public exchequer and the country's natural resources; in matters where he had a personal and direct pecuniary interest to secure several properties for his family; to take irregular and dishonest administrative actions; for constituting Benches and fixing rosters of judges to facilitate dishonest judicial decisions and to make arbitrary and illegal appointment and transfers.”
PF scam: All six accused judges granted bail: "A court here today granted bail to all the six accused retired judges in the Rs 6.58-crore Provident Fund scam.", "CBI Special Judge A K Singh granted bail to the accused on the basis of undertakings and personal bonds of Rs 1 lakh each."
judiciary: corruption - Fall Season At August Office: "Probes, allegations, but KGB isn’t moving", "The pressure has for long been mounting on K.G. Balakrishnan, former chief justice of India, to quit his post as chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with the revelation that his brother and two sons-in-law are in possession of unaccounted-for wealth. Many jurists, including former judges of the Supreme Court, are asking why, considering that all that wealth seems to have been acquired during his January 2007-May 2010 tenure as CJI, he has neither come clean nor resigned so far. This when the income tax department too has confirmed that the former CJI’s relatives are in possession of black money.
‘I Don’t Want To Share My PAN Card Details’:  "Former CJI defends himself against charges that his relatives have acquired assets disproportionate to their known sources of income."
CBI files chargesheet against Justice Nirmal Yadav: "Justice Nirmal Yadav was accused formally of corruption, destruction of evidence, and fabrication of evidence."
HC quashes appointment of 22 addl dist judges: "serving in different fast track courts of the state for the past 10 years."
SC dismisses judge for outsourcing his verdicts: "A Jharkhand trial court judge has been shown the door for outsourcing writing of judgments. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Jharkhand governor's July 31, 2003, order removing Ajit Kumar, a subordinate judge in Garhwa."
Cash-for-judgement: CBI chargesheets ex-Judge: "HC JUDGE TOOK BRIBE: CBI"
'Judges can be sacked without inquiry if found unworthy'
BRP Bhaskar: Justice won and lost as corruption cases drag on: "Bofors representative Win Chadha, the Hinduja brothers with business interests in India and abroad, and Quattrocchi, a family friend of Rajiv Gandhi, were said to be among the beneficiaries of the deal. The CBI caught up with Quattrocchi twice - in Malaysia and Argentina - but could not get him to India."
Justice Verma attacks former CJI: "Former Chief Justice of India J S Verma today questioned the continunance of K G Balakrishnan as NHRC Chairman when his predecessor was not not appointed to that post because he faced allegations of corruption. "See the somersault. (Y.K.) Sabharwal was not considered fit for NHRC chairmanship.", "Justice Verma said the allegations of corruption against the former CJIs have brought the entire institution under suspicion."
Show him the door: "In these days of graft seeping into every corner of the nation, the risk of the poor perishing and the rich grabbing the nation’s resources is serious." , "To regain ‘self-rule’, it is not enough to mouth platitudes; a new do-or-die movement must be launched where all rogues, rascals and freeloaders are eliminated.", " But in such a time of crisis, the former Chief Justice of India (CJI), KG Balakrishnan, has been accused of horrendous corruption. The charges of him using his high office to accumulate black money in the name of his brother, sons-in-law and other members of his family are a disgrace to the institution of the judiciary. ", "Even more disgraceful is his refusal to step down as chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).", "If the CJI declines to resign from the statutory position, it is the prime minister’s job to show him the door without delay. Otherwise, even a person of Singh’s stature and his power will be tainted by default. Inaction is guilt where action as a trustee is a command to act. Singh should act now. Otherwise, irreversible damage not only to the credibility of the present government, but also to the reputation of this nation will be done."
Who judges the justices?
Law ministry's irregular appointment process scrapped: "CAT also indicted the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for not adhering studiously to the recruitment rules"
Police charge Indian high court judge with bribery
Court allows closure of Bofors case, relief for Quattrocchi (Third Lead): "closed the Rs.640 million kickbacks case related to the 1986 Bofors gun deal", "CBI had spent more than Rs.250 crore on the investigations that yielded no result", " 'While we are busy in discussing the Sensex and scams, India's poorest are barely surviving, thanks to an appalling governance deficit."
Commission of Inquiry to probe 1984 killing of Sikhs in Haryana village
Ex-CJI's family amassed crores: report
Bofors case closed, relief for Quattrocchi
Cash-at-door: CBI charges Justice Nirmal Yadav: "The charge sheet against Justice Nirmal has been filed after President Pratibha Patil gave clearance for her prosecution. The other charges against Justice Nirmal include creation of false evidence and destruction of evidence."
Sack Balakrishnan if he does not quit, says ex-CJI Verma
Ex-CJI Verma asks K G Balakrishnan to quit as NHRC chief
Ex-CJI's 3 kin found in possession of black money: I-T department: "In further embarrassment to former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, Income Tax authorities on Saturday said they have unearthed black money in possession of three of his relatives during their investigation into allegations of amassment of wealth by them."
After 8 years in prison, Godhra's innocents go home
Time for change"The time has come for a democratic revolt against the judiciary and for the appointment of a performance commission for judges.", "The judiciary suffers from an unbecoming misbehaviour syndrome. ", "Never in the 60 years of judicial history in India have such serious charges been made against judges as have been made in recent times by responsible persons. "
Godhra verdict travesty of justice, says Prashant Bhushan: "Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Prashant Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was a ''travesty of justice'' and added that it reflected poorly on India's judicial system that most of the 63 acquitted people were in jail for all these years.", ""Who will compensate for the loss of their valuable years of life? What has the government to say about the difficulties and defamation faced by the acquitted persons and their families,""
SC seeks status of graft charge against ex-CJI
SC to examine corruption allegations against Justice Balakrishnan
Apex court seeks status report on K.G. Balakrishnan: "Supreme Court Friday asked Attorney General G. Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry's investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income."
2G: Homecooked food for Spectrum Raja inside Tihar jail
Justice has been denied: Nithari victim's father
Pressure mounts on Balakrishnan to come clean: "The IT dept is already probing former CJI's brother and sons in law for amassing wealth disproportionate to their assets.", "many of his former colleagues asking questions of integrity, Justice Balakrishnan will find it difficult to defend his case."
Refusing to reveal I-T info, former CJI says he has nothing to hide
Ex-CJI Balakrishnan opposes release of his tax returns under RTI
Corruption in judiciary cause for concern: Manmohan Singh
Justice KGB objects to disclosures of tax returns: "The application was filed by Dr T Balachandran following allegations of wealth disproprotionate to known sources of income against the family members of Justice Balakrishnan."
Congress MP's open charge at judiciary
Kerala bar owners bribed SC judge to retain licences: MP: "a Supreme Court judge had pocketed Rs 36 lakh to lift a Kerala High Court ban on 21 bar licences in the state."
The case for faster justice: "The sense of satisfaction that the law does catch up with the high and mighty, exemplified by the Supreme Court of India's conviction of former Kerala minister R. Balakrishna Pillai for graft in the Idamalayar dam corruption case, is severely tempered by the fact that justice was done two decades after the initiation of prosecution. While sentencing Mr. Pillai to one year of rigorous imprisonment, the Supreme Court itself drew attention to this indefensible delay by directing the special courts to dispose all corruption cases against public servants expeditiously."
Saw SC judge take Rs 21 lakh bribe: Congress MP: "“I was witness to an incident where a Supreme Court judge accepted Rs 21 lakh bribe from bar owners to revoke a Kerala high court verdict which cancelled bar licences of 21 owners,”"
Government can't provide food to all: Chief Justice
Make justice affordable for poor: President
Ice-cream parlour sex scandal: MLAs nearly come to blows: "two Kerala High Court judges were bribed to get orders in Kunhalikutty's favour"
Anti Corruption Clauses and its Compliances – A Comparative Study in India, USA and UK
I don’t trust enquiries headed by retired judges: Jaitley

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