Shiv Khera to file PIL against former CJIs

Shiv Khera to file PIL against former CJIs

Shiv Khera to file PIL against  former CJIs

 Management guru Shiv Khera intends to pull skeletons out of the judiciary’s cupboard and place the controversial material before the Supreme Court, no less.

On Sunday, Khera said the Indian judiciary was one of the most corrupt institutions in the country and that he would file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the apex court next week using an affidavit filed by former union law minister and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan.
Bhushan had filed the affidavit in 2010 during a contempt of court hearing against his son, Prashant, who is an activist and former associate of Anna Haraze.

Caused a storm

Bhushan’s affidavit claimed that eight of the last 16 Chief Justices of India (CJIs) were corrupt and had caused a storm when it was brought on record before a bench headed by Altamas Kabir, who took over as CJI on Saturday.

Khera, who was in the City to deliver a lecture, said he would raise the claims made in Bhushan’s affidavit because they were never taken seriously as they would have uncovered the darker side of the Indian judiciary.

“Now that I am going to file the PIL next week, I would ensure that the allegation is proved true,” he said to reporters.

Khera said he would approach the court as a petitioner himself because no lawyer was willing to file such a PIL. “None of my advocates is ready to fight for me as they are apprehensive over fighting on such a sensitive issue,” he said.

Three PILs filed

Khera said he had filed three PILs earlier, which are pending before the Supreme Court. They are on the right to reject a candidate on the lines of choosing a candidate in an election, introducing a witness protection programme in India to safeguard whistle-blowers, and cancelling caste-based reservation to replace it with affirmative action for economically- weaker citizens.

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