Lokpal should have power to remove judges: Prashant Bhushan

"Judiciary should come under the Lokpal legislation's ambit. Some people in the judiciary are averse to this and want that Lokpal should have no role in probing corruption charges against judges," Bhushan, who was in the town today, told reporters.

"The Lokpal could even be empowered to remove the judges for misconduct. However, such provision is not in the proposed bill right now. This issue might be discussed in future," Bhushan said.

He said that the proposed bill had a provision of petitioning the Supreme Court against Lokpal."We are going to propose that the corruption complaints against the machinery below the Lokpal be probed by independent authorities, which would be in no way connected to the Lokpal or the government," he said.

Asked about the recent allegations against him and his father with regard allotment of a plot, Bhushan refused to comment.

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