Eight of 16 CJIs were 'Corrupt', Says Ex-law Minister

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS): Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan Thursday told the Supreme Court that at least eight of the 16 chief justices of India (CJIs) were "definitely corrupt".

In an affidavit filed Thursday, senior counsel Shanti Bhushan said that six of the CJIs were "definitely honest" and he could not comment on the remaining two judges.

The senior counsel sought to be impleaded in a case in which his son Prashant Bhushan is facing contempt proceedings.

Sixteen CJIs that Shanti Bhushan has mentioned in his affidavit are: Justice Rangnath Mishra, Justice K.N. Singh, Justice M.H. Kaina, Justice L.M. Sharma, Justice M.N. Venkatachalliah, Justice A.M. Ahemadi, Justice J.S. Verma, Justice M.M. Punchhi, Justice A.S. Anand, Justice S.P. Bharucha, Justice B.N. Kirpal, Justice G.B. Pathak, Justice Rajendra Babu, Justice R.C. Lohati, Justice V.N. Khare and Justice Y.K. Sabharwal.

Shanti Bhushan in his affidavit said that two former CJIs had personally told him that their immediate predecessors and immediate successors were corrupt judges. He said that the names of those four CJIs were included in the list of eight corrupt CJIs.



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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 16 2010

    In Hindu mythology we read that the Alimighty sent the smaller Gods or Angels who showed conciously weeknesses and temptations down to earth as punishment to live human life and come back purified thereafter. We all might be part of such a process. But the Almighty failed to name the place where we should send the dirty people from here to get purified.

    Disgusting. This is the cost of Independence. An anchor in News Channel other day was claiming that he was proud to be an Indian. But I am ahsamed to be called Indian and part of such greedy populace. We best call for the British to come back and plead them to take over though I doubt they would. Bapu had all the doubts whether we are worthy of freedom and kept preaching we should live upto it. This independence doesnt work any more.

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