TO keep wife comfortable Judges take bribe- SC judge
“After retirement, I want to keep my wife comfortable, live a modest middle class lifestyle.
How can I do it? In my salary it will take 200 years to collect that much money,” Justice Katju had said.
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‘In India hundreds of innocent women are being burnt to death,’ the court said in a bail hearing for Mahender Kumar Gulati, a man convicted of killing his wife.
‘It is an uncivilised act. How can we do it? We should hang such persons,’ Justices Markandeya Katju and Deepak Verma said in a written observation quoted by the Press Trust of India.
There is no corrupt judge in SC today: Justice Katju
Dhananjay Mahapatra, TNN | Oct 22, 2011, 01.56AM IST
NEW DELHI: “Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia is a thoroughly honest man and there is no corrupt judge in the Indian Supreme Court today,” Justice Markandey Katju had said as a sitting judge of the apex court in an address to Indian diaspora in California, US, in June.
Justice Katju, whose four-month-old speech was made available a month after his retirement, had said, “I am not commenting about the past, but today none of my colleagues are corrupt. I am talking about the Supreme Court and not of High Courts.”
His response came on a query relating to corruption in Indian judiciary during a question-answer session after his speech. He also admitted that he had angered his seniors in his initial days as a Supreme Court judge by opposing judiciary’s foray into the domains of legislature and executive.
“Judges should not legislate. I raised my voice against it. You know, when I became a judge of the Supreme Court, many of my senior colleagues were very angry with me at that time. They thought that here is a new, young man, a junior judge and he is giving us lectures. But I stuck to my guns and I said it is not your job to perform legislative or executive functions,” he had said.
“Some judges are building a school, some judges building a slaughter house, some running a hospital. I said it is not your job, this is the job of the executive,” Justice Katju had said. After his retirement on September 20, Justice Katju was appointed chairman of Press Council of India.
However, he admitted that the low salaries paid to Supreme Court judges, about Rs 1 lakh a month, was making decent living difficult and even more difficult was to acquire a house for post-retirement stay. “In Delhi, if I want to buy a flat in a posh area it will cost about Rs 5 crore or one million dollars, in Noida it will cost around Rs 2 crore. Either I start taking bribe or I cannot have a decent roof over my head. I also want that,” he had said.
“After retirement, I want to keep my wife comfortable, live a modest middle class lifestyle. How can I do it? In my salary it will take 200 years to collect that much money,” Justice Katju had said.