Former judges support SC remarks on Allahabad HC

Former judges support SC remarks on Allahabad HC

Lawyers back strong measures suggested by apex court

The apex court on Friday said that “something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court” and also observed that several judges of the high court suffered from “uncle syndrome”.
“The observation of the Supreme Court is has been like that in the court”, quipped former additional judge and senior lawyer Chandra Bhushan Pandey while commenting on the observations of the supreme court.

Pandey claimed that many of the relatives and kin of the judges do practise in the same court and there was every likelihood that they must have been benefited.

“It has been seen that some lawyers, who are close to the judges, make a lot of money within a short time...their practice, however, sharply decline when the judge in question is transferred to another court...what does it indicate”, Pandey went on to ask.

Welcoming the apex court’s “request” to the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court to “take strong measures” against the “incorrigibles” (judges), Pandey said such measures were required to ensure that the the faith of the common man in the judiciary remained intact.

Another senior lawyer Ajai Pandey also echoed similar sentiments. “The judges, who are from the bar, must not be allowed to practise in the same court...such judges should be transferred to other courts”, Pandey told Deccan Herald.

“Such a judge is very well known to the lawyers of his former chamber...he may have good friends at the bar and he is more likely to get influenced by them”, Pandey went on to add.
A senior lawyer on condition of anonymity said that there were many judges in the Allahabad High Court whose sons and relatives were practising in the same courts.

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