CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PROSECUTION OF JUDGES IN INDIA
The Authors for this brilliant piece are Aayush Akar & Muskan Meshram Prakash, 2nd-Year students pursuing BA.LLB (Hons.) from National Law University, Odisha.
As mentioned by the former Chief Justice of India, S P Bharucha that in the judiciary mostly 80% of the judges are honest which itself is throwing light on the rest of the judges which are corrupt. Former controversies of the erstwhile judges including Veeraswami, Ramaswamy and Mukherjee reflected the need for checks and balances on the power of the judiciary. Justice BN Agarwal while hearing the petition of Prashant Bhushan, Senior Counsel representing the India Transparency International said that the judges are not borne in the heaven but have also transpired from the society which produces corrupted lawmakers. But he was a hypocrite in his stance as he later rescued from this case when Mr Bhushan desired the initiation of criminal machinery against the judges of Court of law. Mr Bhushan said that the Apex Court was shielding the suborned judges via application of Veeraswami Case where the Highest Constitutional Court held that judges are immune from vicarious detention.