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Proposal to protect whistle-blowers in judiciary on the anvil
November 18, 2007 16:27 IST
If you want to expose corruption or other forms of misconduct in judiciary, you may soon be able to do so without any fear if Parliament endorses the recommendations in this regard.
But, you can be in trouble if the allegations turn out to be false.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice has made a suggestion for protecting whistle-blowers from the
As per the recommendation, anyone can lodge a complaint about judicial misconduct against any judge, including that of
"Clause 23.80 of the Bill provides for no action for contempt of court in respect of the allegations which are the
"Any preliminary investigation or inquiry pending before the Council will not affect the criminal liability in respect
The Bill's proposed in-house procedure to look into complaints against judges was disapproved by the Committee. It
It said only genuine public complaints against judges needed to be forwarded for investigation by the proposed
Underscoring the need for keeping the identity of a complainant confidential during investigation, Natchiappan
"The Committee is for deletion of the words 'and also the judge against whom the complaint is made' because it feels
Former Chief Justice of India J S Verma also favours protection to complainants. In a recent interview to a TV
"I don't think that the Indian law permits punishment for speaking the truth," he said, adding provided that authentic