gfiles magazine

January 24, 2013

Legitimising corruption

law t n pandey
Legitimising corruption
Judicial legitimacy to corrupt practices thwarts anti-corruption efforts, especially if corrective measures take a long time in being enforced
National and international pressures have created great anxiety and concern regarding corruption and corrupt practices, and the ways and means for checking this are being conceived, debated and strategies discussed. People across the country are becoming increasingly agitated about eradicating corruption, catching the delinquents and punishing them. The judiciary too has become an active participant through its decisions and actions like constitution of special investigating teams (SITs). To illustrate the judiciary’s concern, observations of the apex court in one of its judgments (in the case of State of MP vs. Sri Ram Singh & Ors. JT 2000 (1) SC 518) were:...READ MORE

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