Allahabad HC moves SC for deletion of corruption remarks

In an application moved through its registry, the High Court has sought expunction of the remarks on the ground that they "have made difficult" for the judges to function and tarnished the reputation of the entire judiciary in Uttar Pradesh. the state.

"The remarks are unfortunate and uncalled for and has brought down the image of the Allahabad High Court judges in the eyes of the general public. The observations had made it difficult for the judges to function," the application stated.

It submitted judges of the High Court are appointed only after clearance from the Supreme Court collegium and as such there was no scope to question their integrity.

On November 26, in a strong indictment of Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court had said "there is something rotten" there and raised serious questions about integrity of several of its judges.

"Something is rotten in the State of Denmark, said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and it can similarly be said that something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court," a bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra had said, adding the high court "really needs some house cleaning".

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