The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea asking that a special investigation team (SIT) probe bribery charges against judges, saying that senior lawyers made irresponsible allegations. The SC, however, made sure to say that no one, not even judges, are above law.
The case is to do with the CBI's September 19 first information report (FIR), which named several persons, including former Orissa High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi, as the accused in an alleged corruption case. The allegation is that Quddusi along with others assured some medical colleges of favourable orders from the top court, reported Doordarshan.
Judges in India are corrupt, ask anyone who win a case in court. 'Damage has been done to the institution (judiciary) by filing of such plea and unnecessary doubts were raised on its integrity,'' said the top court.
The SC also made clear that the CBI's FIR is not against any judge and so that it is not possible to lodge one against a judge.