'State Bar Councils vital to check corruption in judiciary'

'State Bar Councils vital to check corruption in judiciary'

'State Bar Councils vital to check corruption in judiciary'

Supreme Court advocate P P Rao on Saturday said that the responsibility to check corruption in the judiciary lies with the state Bar Councils.

Speaking at the two-day Southern State Bar Councillors' meet, Rao expressed his displeasure over the way judiciary is being misled by politicians. He said the judiciary cannot be left unaffected whenever a government fails.

“It results in burgeoning pendency in the courts. In such a scenario, the lower courts should appear stern and unbiased in their functioning in order to minimise the burden on the High Courts and Supreme Court,’’ he explained.

In his speech, senior advocate Dushyant Dave stressed on a cordial relationship
between the Bar and the Bench. He lamented that the judges, these days, hardly interact with the Bar Councils, which is in a way affecting the amity between the judges and lawyers.

While saying this, he lauded Justice V Gopala Gowda for being an exception.

Chief Justice of Karnataka S K Mukherjee said that the lawyers should update themselves to uphold the reputation of the profession. He hailed the contribution of the Bar Council of India for leading the judiciary on the right path.

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