As reported by TIMES NEWS NETWORK
FOODGRAIN SCAM MAY REQUIRE 5,000 FIRs
THE TOTAL SIZE COULD BE ANYTHING BETWEEN 35K
CR & 2 LAKH CR
It spreads across five countries including Nepal, Bangladesh,
Pakistan, South Africa and Bhutan, apart from a total of 34 of the
71 districts in Uttar Pradesh. It involves over 450 Class-I
government officials and another 800 middle and lower rung
subordinates apart from some 10,000 private entities and may require
5,000 FIRs to cover the scam in totality.
‘Corruption a threat to national security’
New Delhi: While coming down heavily on corruption, the
Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan, said on Saturday that the
Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) provision asking investigating
agencies to seek permission from higher authorities for prosecuting
accused public servants could be contributing in creating a “climate
of impunity” where the requisite sanction is either delayed or
denied because of extraneous considerations.
Backlog? First ensure power supply, say CJs
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s war-like approach to
tackle the monster of three-crore pendency faced the first stumbling
block in the acute power shortage affecting judicial work in
16,000-odd trial courts.
A day before the PM termed the pendency problem a “scourge” and
exhorted everyone concerned to join the war against it, chief
justices of 21 High Courts met in the Supreme Court and unanimously
passed a resolution seeking uninterrupted power supply for trial
“Do you expect a trial court judge to achieve the case disposal
target when he has to sit all day under a fan that stands still and
a court room that is packed with litigants creating an unworkable
condition? They are not asking for air-conditioners but electricity
to make the fan whirl,” said a CJ protesting against perpetual
criticism faced by judiciary for the pendency.