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'No one can browbeat judiciary'

March 16, 2005 18:10 IST

The government said on Wednesday that itwill not allow anybody to "browbeat" the judiciary. Thereference was toa revelation by a Supreme Court bench that someone in Patnatried to influence the course of the fodder scam case.

Supreme Court judge Justice S N Variava disclosed on Tuesday that someone from the high courtin Patna contacted him for changing the trial judge hearing the multi-crore case.

"We will welcome a judicial enquiry into the matter," Law Minister H R Bhardwaj told the Rajya Sabha.

He was responding toBharatiya Janata Partymember Balbir Punj, who wanted to know what the government was doing about media reports quoting Justice Variava on the matter.

Bhardwaj said it was a serious matter and assured the House that "anybody who tends to interfere in judicial proceedings, more so when it is before the apex court, will be dealt with severely."

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Sub: How ''severely''?

How severely will the "government" deal with the culprits? I have two suggestions: Make them Cabinet ministers. Or, leave them "severely" alone.

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