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Updated: June 2, 2012 18:40 IST

Suspended A.P. judge may be arrested for bail scam

N. Rahul
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T. Pattabhirama Rao
T. Pattabhirama Rao

The Judge of a CBI court here, T. Pattabhirama Rao, who was suspended by the High Court on Thursday, and his son, are likely to be arrested in the cash-for-bail episode involving mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) scandal.

The suspension order against Mr. Rao was slapped on Thursday after a meeting of the collegium of High Court judges, presided over by Chief Justice Madan B. Lokur, with a rider that he should not leave the city till the completion of inquiry against him. The CBI, which has taken up a parallel inquiry is likely to register an FIR against him, his son and five others to prosecute them with the permission of the High Court.

Sources said Mr. Rao had demanded Rs.15 crore for the grant of bail to Mr. Janardhan Reddy in the OMC case in which he was arrested by the CBI at Bellary on September 5. The relatives and followers of Mr. Janardhan Reddy initially bargained with Mr. Rao for payment of Rs.5 crore but a deal was finally struck for Rs.10 crore. An advance of Rs.3 crore was delivered to Mr. Rao before the judgment was delivered on May 11 and the balance was to be paid later. A portion of the amount was said to have been recovered by the CBI from two lockers of a nationalised bank in the name of his son at Ashok Nagar here. It was said that a Minister from Rayalaseema region, who is a relative of Mr. Janardhan Reddy and a retired district judge from Guntur, played a key role in the mediation with the suspended judge. The retired judicial officer and a rowdy-sheeter of Nacharam here, Yadagiri, were part of the team that approached Mr. Pattabhirama Rao. Both were said to have been questioned by the CBI sleuths four days ago after they got wind of the scam.

Mr. Pattabhirama Rao had granted bail to Mr. Janardhan Reddy when the case was transferred to him as the Principal Court presided by A. Pullaiah was closed for summer vacation. The bail was given on May 11 on furnishing a personal bond for Rs.5 lakh and two sureties of similar sum, though a similar request of Y. Srilakshmi, IAS officer suspended in the illegal mining case, was rejected.

Incidentally, Mr. Janardhan Reddy's brother and Bellary MLA G. Somasekhara Reddy and his followers were present in the court hall from morning till 5 p.m. on the day when the bail was granted. But the bonds could be furnished only on the next working day, May 14, the last working day for Mr. Pattabhirama Rao. What raised the suspicion of the CBI authorities was that the MLA came to the court carrying a huge amount of cash on May 11.

I am sure this Judge would have earned many crores during his previous service. So in the end he will be acquitted for want of proof. Because the judgement has to be given in Indian court(not in British court where there is not even a single judge is corupt) where most of the judges are corrupt. In our Indian history have we ever seen a single high placed person been punished in the court for want of abusing the law. I know many people who has paid millions in the judiciary case and get released.. Only those who take rs.50 or less than rs. 1000 will be punished , because they don't have money to bribe the judges.Just take my word this judge will come out clean in few years in our great jusiciary system.

from:  R.Manivarmane
Posted on: Jun 4, 2012 at 18:49 IST

Imprisonment isn't a good punishment for this man. If he can dishonor the judges' robe for 10 crore, for him imprisonment will mean a good life in jail at public expense. An effective punishment would be to strike off his name from his entire service record, meaning that he is a nobody, not even a corrupt ex-judge (in judgments replace his name by the docket number of the case filed against him). Also, cancel any remuneration that he is due to receive. Take any other steps necessary so that he has nothing to show as his life's work after he passed out of law school. Then cut him loose.

from:  Aritra Gupta
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012 at 22:38 IST

A common man going to courts know that it is not free of corruption. Everyone is corrupt in daily life e.g. dowry, capitation fee for schools/colleges. How many of us will stop taking/giving dowry ? How many of us resist giving capitation fee/donation to colleges/schools for securing admisison for our children ? Let us take the first step.

from:  vc sekar
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012 at 18:06 IST

Why this kind of back door dealings?. If an accused pays 5 % of the scam value to PM relief fund he can be automatically given bail. Then let law takes its own course. For the public whether the accused in jail or outside is irrelevant.Why allow middleman to miscarry the justice and waste everybody's precious time and energy.

from:  Vr.D.Jagannathan
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012 at 10:58 IST

All the people commenting that the cleaning process to stop corruption raise your
hand if you had never ever given a single rupee to anyone to get things done at some
stage of your life or watched your father or any family member doing so. Did you stop yourself or them from handing chai paani money? Giving even 1 rupee to get things done is bribe. Students pay donation or capitation fee. Isn't that a bribe to get admission? Do the kid say, dad I don't want you to pay? No. for us Indians it is a bribe when others do it, but when we do it, we had no option and it is OK. Everyone should stop themselves and their family/friends from doing it. Then you might see some change. I know that I won't see the change in my lifetime, but maybe my child could. Keep your conscience clean. Good luck all.

from:  Ahmed
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012 at 10:11 IST

Corruption is routine in daily life in India. Starting from railway
journey, registering a property in Registrar's office, getting new
car registration in RTO's office, obtaining a financial loan, getting
plots allotted all involves corruption. This is a regular phenomena.
Stopping corruption. "It is only a cry in the wilderness"
Corruption in India will stop only when this country is completely
wiped off.

from:  Ram Vedhapudi
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012 at 05:11 IST

Let one such incident not bring our respect towards our judiciary. It is only because of our excellent judiciary system, still India is one of the best democratic country.

from:  Dr. Prahlada N.B
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 21:54 IST

This is mockery of our judiciary system and even democracy!...

from:  dr.umesh
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 21:44 IST

Good Work Done by CBI. Keep it up

from:  Chaitanya Dandamudi
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 21:10 IST

Ifsomeone thinks the judiciary in India is non corrupted either they are naive or fooling others. India is the most corrupted country in the world and almost everyone in our country has corrupt mind. Very few judges only are non corrupt especially in the supreme court, most of the lower court judiciary is almost corrupt.The only way we clean India is by means of some revolution. But we ourself are corrupted than how we are going to change the system. I hope that the next generation Indians are less corrupt and vote for good politicians who can change the country.

from:  R.Manivarmane
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 20:41 IST

Excellent! I'm sure we are well on our way to being a superpower. We are leading the way in the corruption department, at the very least! People talking about corruption in other countries should ponder upon one simple point - In those countries one needs a corrupt route to carry out only an illegal act, but in our country one is blackmailed into corruption even to carry out a perfectly legitimate act. Members of the judiciary indulging in such acts should be meted the death penalty, nothing less. Some institutions should be beyond even the slightest compromise of integrity.

from:  B S Kumar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 19:53 IST

Judiciary was the last hope of a common Indian..Sad and pathetic..

from:  Pavas Ambashta
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 19:22 IST

It is high time a revolution starts in India.If this is the case then the middle class and the poorer sections are the hard hit.Indian democracy & the judiciary is going to the dogs inspite of the economic boom.

from:  kolursuresh
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 18:24 IST

It is a fact that Money can do anything in this subcontinent...Everybody preaches but when an issues comes to them they seek an excuse and speaks all out voice on others crime.

Each one of us Involved in corruption... starting from taking Passport,Train ticket, School admission and give lame excuse...

Friends,Neither Anna Hazare is correct nor the BJP or the Congress..everybody in a web and try to save themselves...

It is we must understand this logic and protect ourselves by self education....

from:  Devaraj.S
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 18:24 IST

now let's see, how much his so called brother(Jagan) in Andhra Pradesh could offer, he is definitely quite rich than him, he doesn't mind adding one more zero.

from:  siva
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 15:41 IST

Corruption in judiciary is nothing new.It existed from times
immemorial under the rule of all(ancient Indians,Muslim rulers or the
British).Only the tenor and extent is varying.It is unbearable to-day?
The politicians who are responsible for this are crying loud as they
lost their ground to-day anyway.When the politicians were/are busy
looting the nation and transferring the loot to the SWISS bank
accounts in the name of their progeny,why then the judicial officials
and bureaucrats will keep quite when the loot is happening under
their very nose?They too looted as much as they can without getting
into obvious trouble?When any one of them is caught ,media and
politicians are making a hue and cry for their own reasons?There is
unbearable INSTITUTIONAL COLLUSION(among all four pillars of Indian
democracy) in India?Judiciary may be appearantly far better than other
institutions as they need not interface with the general public that
directly.The need of the hour is INTEGRITY and HONESTY—self generated
from within.Any takers pl.

from:  Venkataramanaiah Chekuru BE(Gold Medalist),MBA(IIM-B,76)
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 15:32 IST

If the custodian of the country indulge in a scam like this where is the
hope for our country? Is he the only corrupted judge or are there many
like him? Whom are we to approach if the judge take bribe to deliver in
favour of the offender? I guess absolute majority of Indian are corrupt
by nature. There is no exception that the corruption didn't touch -
politics, government, sports, religion, social organisation etc. There
are corruption even in US, UK, France, Germany and other developed
country but they are never rampant as it is in India.

from:  pal
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 12:26 IST

Why is the Supreme Court not taking suo moto note of this? This guy must be placed under suspension from this very moment and summarily dismissed after formally establishing his crime.

from:  Ramana Murthy
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 11:38 IST

It shows more the need of abolishing OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT to expose much more in areas, which are kept away from public scrutiny.Just introspect why our private sector giants are so eager to get a pie in defence areas- are these for technology or to make windfall profits by dumping low performing items with claims of superior performance with colluding defence officials!

from:  atis
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 10:45 IST

Some time back supreme court judge sentenced the bribed one for
getting Rs.50 as bribe,affirming that Bribe is a unpardonable
offence even if it is a meagre 50 rs.But the judges in India
do not feel so as seen in this case when 50 million is given and taken as part of a bigger bribe.The judge may offer to quit the
legal life if the case is proved against him.We would be able to
prove and punish a bribed one worth(unworthy)of Rs.50 but nor
briberies involving millions.

from:  doodu
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 10:23 IST

While reading the article, I feel disgusting. A judge of CBI court made a crime, which is unbelievable. I wonder Rao, intentionally not wanted to put Mr. in front of his name, a judge of CBI, in his career freed how many criminals. Already the people of India lost their faith in politics. Judiciary acts like as a witch stick for the wrongdoers. But when we heard the jury made the mistakes, it’s really hurting. Is the value of money is more worth than the responsibility given to him. As a judge, he knows in and out about laws and its loopholes. Though everyone knows the mistake was done him explicitly, not aware how long it would take to give the sentence. That’s our Judiciary system. The Business world already starts redefine themselves and we don’t know when our Judiciary systems will start their refinement. Rao should be given maximum punishment and that would be sooner.

from:  Kamalraj Selvaraj
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:53 IST

Is he the only one or how many more are there in the system?

from:  Chakravarthy
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:40 IST

This incident throws bad light on the judiciary. Maximum punishment must be given if found guilty.

from:  Sudhakar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:32 IST

Ya what happened to that Judge's entrance exam coping scam in Warangal? Did they all pass? So, now future seeing is confirmed, do they get question papers upfront? Then what is the use of testing? You might as well allot positions.
Also, these Animal Planets (you know the audible frequency zones of various animals and humans to interact within a range or FM = Frequency Modulation), how do they perform under testing? How do they monitor so the candidates do not cheat in the exam?

from:  Pavan Kiran Vemuri
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:12 IST

One more utterly shameless episode and a blot on judiciary. A very
shining example why the upper echelons of judiciary needs to be
accountable to the public and their methods of removal simplified

from:  Sanjay
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:10 IST

Some judges accept bribes to give bail and many others do favors to politicians in return for other plum postings. One former CJI told me that Justice Pathak bailed out Rajiv Gandhi in the Bhopal's Union Carbide case to get the ICJ posting in The Hague. The poor common man who had been blinded in the gas tragedy bore the price.

from:  P.N.Shreeniwas
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:09 IST

Congratulations to the Officers of CBI for doing an excellent job. Keep it up. monitor bribe taking in high places and act.

from:  S. Vatsya
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 09:03 IST

The CBI Judge T. Pattabhiramarao, is arrested for taking bribe to grant bail to a criminal. Granting bails by accepting bribe happend many times, many wnnt unnoticed and unreported. What is the significance of this particular case? This stupid judge accepted three crores to grant bail to Gali Janardhana Reddy, a notorious criminal, in the mining racket in which the ex CM of Karnataka Mr. Edyurappa also is involved.`World itself is looking eagerly to know the magnitude of the scam, in such circumstances this foolish judge took steps to knockout the case by granting bail to that notorious criminal. How ever elite a man is but he bows before "Money-Wine and Women". Let him spend his last days in the jail.

from:  Vengoot
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:53 IST

At least common people have a believe in CBI and Judiciary is not to be
corrupted. This kind of bribe for bail should be resisted Tooth and Nail.!

from:  Hariharan.D
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:50 IST

If judges are also getting corrupted then whom we have to believe..

from:  AMAR
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:50 IST

A retired judge,a rowdy sheeter and a legislator joined hands in a bid to bribe a judge in a case around a mining scam that runs into thousands of crores.
While this news goes to press the Middle class India has not yet come out the stupor of the latest edition of IPL,a new opium administered to them along with films as antidote to all ills of the society.

from:  Veerabhadram
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:50 IST

This incident should not make the People come to the conclusion that the entire judiciary is muck and dirt.India has got one of the finest judicial systems in the world and most of the judges are top class.There are few people in every profession who misuse their power to make quick money through wrong means. They will always get caught one day or the other and pushed out of the system.

from:  Kousalya Murali
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:48 IST

Excellent!! Who's next?

from:  Badri
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:42 IST

speaks volumes about our justice system..God knows how many innocent
people were convicted by such fellows calling themselves as

from:  kannan
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:39 IST

Dishonesty at higher level judiciary should be punished with heavy punishment which should deter any one from doing it again. People of India have lost faith in parliament and Judiciary is the only hope now.
Few of the corrupt Judges should not harm the image of clean Judiciary if India

from:  Kumar Shanmugam J
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:11 IST

Thanks to CBI and High Court Judges/Officials for suspension T. Pattabhirama Rao. Its unfortunate that even judiciary is also NOT an exception for the effect/influence of criminilization of Indian political leaders who runs Mining MAFIA. Why do not we hang such people?Thanks, Kumar.

from:  kumar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:10 IST

Is there any honest people remaining. Officials being corrupt and taking
bribes during a corruption case.

from:  Abner
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:05 IST

it is very clear that all the institutions are in distress due to Gali Janardhan Reddy and Jagan Mohan Reddy they include legislature,executive,judiciary and Press.The money is being used to corrupt the system.It is high time to see that we act fast to stop the disintegration of the systems by this corrupt money.This offer of bribe to CBI court Judge by Gali is a valid reason to keep Gali for life in jail.The swift action from High Court Chief Justice is laudable.The latest revelation that even a State minister is also involved with a rowdy sheeter in this bail for money operation show how the corruption is institutionalized and to what extent these protectors of constitution are becoming peril to democracy.The cleaning operation should start with right earnest.No corrupt person who ever he may be and how big he may be must be spared.One must accept that it is only with active judiciary along with press helped to unearth the scams that are rattling the country by looting public money.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 08:00 IST

Money required to be deposited for bail is Rs.15 lakhs-WHITE(including
surities')where as bribe is Rs.15 crores-BLACK. Roughly black is 100
times powerful than white.

from:  Bhanumurthi
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:49 IST

Dear Editor, how could you expect to say that this UPA government is honest.How did you expect CBI.CVC,EC could function honestly.It is the culture of Indian government and its ministers and bureaucrats.c

from:  Chanchal Dutta
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:40 IST

If we Indians feel proud of some talented and successful Indians, we should also be ashamed to be part of the country where even the Judges demand money! Corruption to its core, Awesome India/ Awful India two sides of the coin! I am from AP and I am pretty sure this guy will come clean with the help of our "Great" politicians!

from:  Kiran
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:40 IST

It is a shame that a judge and a minister are involved in this case. They deserve severe
punishment. They should be arrested immediately. But cbi may not be pursuing the case
against a congress minister as it is controlled by congress party. The chief minister should
have dismissed the minister immediately after his name has come out openly. A law minister
acting as a mediator for bribing the judge makes common man to loose faith in judiciary.

from:  M s Prakash
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:34 IST

Well, let us remove the tares from the judiciary first; then we can deal with corrupt politicians and bureaucrats later on. Shame of India! From top to bottom everything is corrupt. Example - Former CJI K.G. Balakrishnan to a ordinary peon in a Government office. What is the use of a single news in the papers - 'Officer arrested for corruption' when the whole setup is corrupt and almost 95% of Government employees are corrupt. Lower Judiciary is corrupt 80%. Out of the remaining 20%, 15% have favouritism. Our former CJI Mr. Lahoti was wrong in assessing the percentage. He told 80% are not corrupt; but it is the other way round. I have personally experienced this malaise. Where will this end? God save my home land India. Let all the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats go to hell; let them leave this country. The whole thing called 'lease' for our national assets is wrong.

from:  Ophir Raja
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:24 IST

Judges found guilty should be shot in public. That will deter
others from being corrupt. If death penalty can exist, a law to
punish judges on similar lines should also be there.

from:  P.Tauro
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:22 IST

At the least in this controversial political country the common people fundamentally believe the court and CBI . But this kind of bribe for
bail may first time of its kind. It is the best time to stipulate from
the root is a need of ours for keeping trust on court verdict and CBI.

from:  Hariharan.D
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 07:02 IST

If Judge.T.Pattabhirama Rao is found guilty in the bribery case, he must be punished to the maximum extent, so that it must be an good lesson for all corrupt judicial officers in the future. It must be taken for granted that all his property is ill gotten one & the government should attach it, if his guilty is proved in court of law.

from:  KN Naidu
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:56 IST

Judiciary must come under strong JANLOKPAL. Though this is a high profile case. I spoke to
few lower court advocate regarding functioning of lower court judges, the response I got was
astonishing i.e. judges demand money to decide even small disputes. Otherwise they harass
litigant by adjourning matter date after date.

from:  Tarsem
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:56 IST

What sort of idiots we get to see as public officials?

from:  Arjun Koshy
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:37 IST

Small prey but what about High Court Judges and Supreme Court Judges who acted like Kings under "not before me clause" and openly helping corrupt to the core. Why in the court of law "not before me" is not legally bounding is used to help criminals and corrupt. This issue must be resolved first keep the judiciary clean.

from:  Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:26 IST

A Person with a criminal history was the go in-between. That is truly fantastic, just like some other judge who encroached govt land in kaverirajapuram. Looking at these kind of news, India can never get rid of corruption in the judiciary from the lowest level to the highest level. Interestingly enough, this guy was presiding over a CBI case, nice. Good Luck India. How many Supreme Court Judges are accepting bribes like this? Sad and unfortunate, but I have to ask. God knows how much money is exchanging hands in the 2G scam in the judiciary, is that why all the accused got bail including 2G Raja And Kanimozhi?

from:  Krishna S Bala
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:16 IST

It is shameful that a judge is involved in deal making with the accused aided by a rowdy
sheeter. With each passing day, our institutions sink to new lows. What do people like Mr
Katju have to say about cleansing our corrupt judiciary? Or is only the media going to be
blamed again for sensationalism?

from:  Viswanath
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:13 IST

If this incident can happen in one of the worst corruption cases
(Indian mining scam), with intense media scan. God save this state and
country !!
Andhra was and is a center of nepotism with a few elite families of 3-
4 dominating castes calling the shots in politics, business, media and
movie industry. The power grip and the marital nexus of about 500-1000
families is unmatched in India. Probably modern Pakistan, with its'
feudal landholding families controlling the economy would be an
appropriate comparison.

In fact, the two major parties of Andhra represent the rival interest
of the two dominating castes ! The splitting of Andhra may lead to the
development of inclusive, democratic institutions.

from:  Navayana
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:12 IST

The last bit of hope for Indians was the justice system - which appeared
to be uncorrupt. Now it is public knowledge that the justice system is
as corrupt as politicians.

from:  RK Nageswaran
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 06:07 IST

Now,whom can we trust in this system- the CBI, the prosecutor, the judge or is it all a drama enacted to hoodwink the public? This judge being caught now, should be punished mercilessly as a showcase for the rest in the judiciary & public officials who are expected to safeguard the law.

from:  A Katragadda
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:41 IST

oh! now even "bail is for sale" India...where are you heading?..

from:  kajah
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:36 IST

Jagan must also be planning to do something like.
Gali and Jagan are most dangerous people in India now.
They don't have respect towards any kind of systems in India. They think
money can buy anything

from:  Thimma Reddy
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:35 IST

Alas ! Where is my Motherland heading with people like this ? When is the educated
mass going to rise in disgust ? And what is the meaning of SATYAMEVA JAYATHE
our national emblem ? I am totally confused.
Octogenarian from Toronto.

from:  Krishna
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:14 IST

thanks hindu for publishing this news, i nothing like this read in time of india,,,i solute you,,for publishing this news what a shame

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:04 IST

The one Institution which,except for a few instances,had a somewhat
clean image,seems to have been pervaded by Corruption and a magnitude of such scale that it is mind boggling.A former CJI is on record for having remarked that on a conservative estimate,at least 20% of the Judiciary is embroiled in corrupt practices.The SC should have initiated action at that stage itself.And for the former CJI to have commented about this malady much later than his laying down office even when he must have been in the know of things,does not reflect well on that august office.I remember the time when every day a number of anticipatory bail applications were granted by by the Calcutta (the then name of Kolkata)High Court of persons of dubious character all of whom were apprehending
arrest for crimes committed in Mumbai.This in itself should have
raised suspicions of the Supreme Court.Well,as is well said "How the Mighty have fallen".A very sad day indeed in the history of the country.

from:  Raj Kumar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 05:01 IST

If we don't freeze the money of the accussed, this is what happens. We are all making a wild chase and these accussed use the squandered tax payers money to bribe others to work in their favor. I will not be shocked if this is repeated again and again until they are released and get elected and repeat it!!!
This is Indian democracy!!

from:  marudah
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 04:44 IST

What is very evident here is even the CBI judge that too with a name
like Pattabhirama Rao is unware that in today’s India, there is
nothing like scruples. Even the most heinous crime of the most
egregious nature is “chalta hai.” Sooner the masses of our people are
educated about what is correct legally and morally in public life, the
better it is for the future of our beloved country. Also those
officials with the names of gods like Rama, Krishna, Mukunda and
others, should be doubly punished for blotting and blemishing such
revered and sacred names. And the public should be permitted to refer
to them khadima, chor, or whatever. How can the masses be so ignorant
of such Himalayan skullduggery in all professions and walks of life,
and continue to be so indifferent particularly in the South Indian
states? So the public don’t care? Or they know it is horrible but feel
helpless? We should encourage all sorts anti-corruption movements to
stop this blatant corruption.

from:  schar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 04:20 IST

What a pity, when will we change. Corruption really has taken new meaning in India. Corruption really has spread far and wide in our society. What do we need to do to change this?

from:  Ashok Patki
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 04:13 IST

What a shame that Judge in charge of establishing law is himself the breaker and bribe taker ! Most ghastly act; he must NOT be tried under normal law BUT under stringent code of ethics for gross violation of integrity and betrayal of faith ! His tongue must be cut, limbs also rendered inactive and confined to prison for LIFE - this is worse than rarest of rare judgement of death sentence, and he must undego till the last breath; then ONLY real lesson would go to the high ups in legal cadre! Recently when a judgement for bribe of Rs 50 was held IMPROPER and culprits were sentenced to six months imprisonment, opinion was voiced that IF only they had taken bigger amounts, which could be shared with the Judge, they could have escaped such punishment; joke now true !!

from:  Radhik Hairam
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 04:07 IST

If proved guilty, should be hanged in public. This is too big crime to get away with few months in jail. I am very proud of CBI. They are doing the job sincerely with little or no political influence! Good job. We need very harsh punishments for this kind of crime!

from:  dhar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 04:01 IST

This guy is a national shame unfit to be called a Indian. This one came
out, but how many didn't come out is what we all should ponder about in
the 2G scam. Therefore 2G scam hearings should be broadcast live for the
nation to see. Why should we believe that Judge Saini had not taken a
bribe like this one.

from:  krishna s Bala
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:57 IST

The bribe was big,person involved was big and the other coaccused was big-an IAS officer, the end result is CBI investigation. But no one bothers for the plight of common man who pays bribe at every step of justice as nothing moves without bribe in the corridors of justice.For every paer there is bribe which is like a unwritten fee to be paid. So it is important that CBI should also look towards these unwritten fees charged in the courts.

from:  Brij kumar Singh
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:53 IST

If proved guilty, should be hanged in public. This is too much and sending hin to few months to prison is too little punishment. We need very harsh punishments for this kind of crime!

from:  dhar
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:53 IST

This is the tip of the iceberg regarding corruption in Judiciary. Earlier politicians were in denial mode. Now they do not deny any more as corruption is prevalent every where. Many people have raised this issue. But resolution is yet to be arrived. It is better that India withdraw Currency Rs.500 and above. Cash is the easiest way for transacting corrupt deals. In the era of Technology, we do not require Currency Rs. 500 and above.

from:  Kalidas
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:39 IST

And so the last institution has started to crumble.
Who knows, maybe grant of bail for Raja was also done in the same manner ?

from:  Jayakrishnan Rajendran
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:18 IST

Atrocious! Never expected this from the judicial world

from:  Ben
Posted on: Jun 2, 2012 at 03:10 IST
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