A JD-U MP vows impeachment proceedings against a Supreme Court judge. Sheela Bhatt reports.
Captain Jainarayan Prasad Nishad, a member of the Lok Sabha from Bihar, has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India.
In the letter to the Speaker, Captain Nishad has expressed his 'determination' to initiate impeachment proceeding against the judge.
A member of the Janata Dal-United, Captain Nishad represents the Muzzaffarpur constituency in Bihar in the Lok Sabha. A copy of his letter, dated February 4, 2012, is with Rediff.com
Captain Nishad confirmed to Rediff.com that he had written to Speaker Kumar. "Yes, I have written the letter. I am confirming it," the MP said.
He said he has forwarded a litigant named H S Hoon's complaints against the Supreme Court judge to the establishment.
In his letter to the Speaker, Captain Nishad said earlier, he had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Law Minister Salman Khurshid, but received no reply.
In his three-page letter to the Speaker, Captain Nishad makes many sensational allegations without providing any evidence for the same. He also claims that in his letter dated November 28, 2011 to Law Minister Khurshid, he mentioned his 'determination to initiate impeachment proceedings' against the judge.
The MP claims his idea to impeach the Supreme Court judge 'was unanimously mooted and agreed by my party colleagues with members of various parties, including the BJP, in the Lok Sabha.'
In his letter to the Speaker, Captain Nishad adds, 'I will shortly furnish you with a resolution, signed by more than a hundred members of the Lok Sabha, in support of my impeachment motion.'
He also requested Speaker Kumar in his letter to direct the law minister 'to positively send him a reply.'
In the letter, he also mentioned Parshottam Rupala, a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Gujarat. 'In the sensitive context (against the sitting judge), even our brother MP Parshottam Rupala, on 29-11-2010, also wrote to the previous law minister Moily.'
A copy of Rupala's letter is also with Rediff.com
Rupala wrote to then law minister M Veerappa Moily, saying, 'I have been regularly receiving letters regarding corruption of judiciary from several sources including Mr H S Hoon, a British national of 88 years of age.'
In the same letter, Rupala mentioned that the proof furnished by Hoon are 'iron-clad.'
He requested Moily to pursue the evidence provided by Hoon.
When contacted by Rediff.com, Rupala tried to underplay his letter, but confirmed that he had written such a letter to Moily.
"Yes, I have forwarded the letter of Hoon to minister Moily," Rupala told Rediff.com "I have nothing personal against any judge of the Supreme Court."
In his letter to Moily, Rupala wrote, 'I call upon you to kindly furnish me details as to what action have you taken against' the judge or for that matter against 'Mr Hoon if you found anything written without bias.'
"If I have mentioned any judge's name in my letter," Rupala told Rediff.com, "then it is not proper."