One of India's foremost jurists, former Chief Justice of India J.S. Verma says K.G. Balakrishnan should be forced to step down as NHRC chief following allegations of corruption that Firstpost brought to light.
So politicians cannot be trusted to select the judges. Judges cannot be trusted to select their peers.The question is then who gets to judge the qualifications of our judges?
The government said there is no case for action against the former Chief Justice of India unless the legal procedure is followed.
The fall of ex-CJI KG Balakrishnan from grace can be traced to a decision in 2006 when he is reported to have lobbied for a Congress ticket for his son-in-law, says a close watcher of the Kerala legal scene, A Jayashanker.
Former chief justice could be fixing cases, hints former colleague. KG refutes charge.
Did ex-CJI KG Balakrishnan have the requisite qualifications to be appointed even a High Court judge? Two Dalit lawyers say he did not have 10 years' experience as prescribed by Article 217 of the Constitution. But a Supreme Court bench dismissed a petition challenging his appointment in 2009.
A whistleblower seeking transparency and accountability in the judiciary explains why ex-CJI Balakrishnan must be investigated and why the system of judges selecting themselves must end. He also believes that judicial corruption is more widespread than believed.
Allegations of corruption and amassing of wealth by the relatives of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan surfaced even before he laid down office in 2010. Firstpost has, for the first time, obtained on record an actual case of someone seeking out the ex-CJI's kin to fix a case
The following are the property details of ex-Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan’s family. Most of these were acquired during the period Balakrishnan was CJI.
Justice Sukumaran, former judge of the Kerala and Bombay High Courts, says KG Balakrishnan's late brother misused his relationship with the ex-CJI. He says several judges in the Bombay and Madras high courts also had questionable integrity. He calls for better accountability in the judiciary.