What I am writing is not a question to you in person. Therefore, do not take it personally.
If Supreme Court were to be that strict on corruption then it has granted bail to the politicians who were convicted on corruption. Today the convicted politicians are enjoying the cool comforts of their home. What public interest is served by granting bail to those who were convicted for amassing huge wealth disproportionate to their known source of income?
Supreme Court needs to take inclement view against convicted politicians. When public figures are put behind the bars, it serves a message to one and all.
I partially agree with your views. However please understand supreme course says only on proven cases sympathy should not be shown and not during the pendency of proceedings before judiciary. Therefore it can not be construed that judiciary is strict only on common man and not on powerful big shots.
Hope I have not offended your feelings.
Of course judiciary is lax towards hi-fi and mighty Mr Ravichandiran. Look at the under-trails languishing in the jails. Look at the Lt Col Prasad S Purohit. He has been languishing in the jail for more than five years without any charge sheet filed against him. Have you read his letter to Prime Minister of India?
What about Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur? She is suffering due to cancer yet no bail for her? However, Supreme Court was more than eager to grant bail to a Chief Minister who was convicted on corruption charges. Why this partiality?
So many Chief Justices have come and gone but none has done anything to reduce the judicial tardiness. Who suffers most because of the tardiness? Poor or rich? Common persons or mighty?
Let us not be naive Mr Ravichandiran. Let us accept it that we are in complete judicial mess today. For this mess, polity as much as judiciary is responsible. Judiciary is enjoying their slumber and it can wake up only when movement like Anna Hazare will happen. Let us not be contributors to their self-serving attitude.
My above views are beyond the purview of this forum nevertheless, since the subject came up for discussion, I could not stop pulling my punches.
I am not painting the entire judiciary with brush neither am I saying it bad per se. Nevertheless, wheels of judiciary move at fast pace for high and mighty. The very latest case is of Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. Just an hour after the Gujarat High Court dismissed the couple’s plea for anticipatory bail, Hon'ble Supreme Court gave restraining order in oral plea. Her lawyer was Mr Kapil Sibal, former law minister. Can you expect such speedy redress for any ordinary mortal?
What happened to the convicts of Bhopal Gas Tragedy? Though it was a genocide, all that they got was sentence of two years. Leave aside just the quantum of punishment but then within an hour all the seven convicted officials of Union Carbide were released on bail. You may go through the following links, if you wish to refresh that news:
Bhopal gas tragedy: 8 found guilty, get bail - The Times of India
Is Bhopal Gas Tragedy A Street Crime? By Gopal Krishna
Indian legal system or judiciary exactly fits into Spanish proverb. It says "Laws, like the spider's web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free."
Appreciated your comment. But one thing as a HR - IR related issues either Government or Private persons who involves in the guilty of misconduct , the verdict of courts are like this. Accordingly the cases will be published in various "Labour Law Journals" and also in news papers . The said case is already published in Jan 7th 2015 TIMES OF INDIA. So all the I,R issues handling persons should understand the case law.
I fully endorse your views. When Teesta Setlwad & her husband's case for bail was filed against Delhi High Court Judgement denying the same, what was such a great hurry to hear this case and grant bail to her....?? Same teesta and her husband were in hiding before that to avoid arrest..Is this proof of their innocence?
A S Bhat