Good old katju, as per form and personality, has set the cat amongst the pigeons. It is true that he has spoken out of school that has upset Soli Sorabjee and Rohatgi amongst others, but then has he not exposed the rot that exists in our Judiciary, which is beyond question because of the draconian ' contempt' clause which these so called honourable Justices and Judges hold as Sword of Damocles whenever or wherever they are discomfited to face the reality and truth? Santiago Ashoke Kumar is the disreputable Judge in question as per newsreports in other papers. Even the ex Law Minister Pardwaj has agreed that 18 MPs of the DMK and other SC MPs IIRC stormed into his office to canvas Santiago's case being a SC Judge. it is also a known fact that the ex President Narayanan demanded that there should be an SC representation in the Supreme Court Narayanan it is said is a crypto Christian and is it said of KG Balakrishnan who made this alleged disreputable Judge Santiago Ashoke Kumar a permanent Judge and posted him out of the State. Apparently, a crypto Christian conspiracy of scratching each others back? |never heard of any Santiago being a name of an SC though. Whatever be the case, whether the documents are there or destroyed, what clinches Katju's contention is that if Santiago AK was not bespoiled in reputation, then he would have been made a permanent Judge in the first instance. The fact that he was given repeated extension is indicative that there were some blemish that prevented Santiago becoming permanent. And it required a crypto as alleged to assist Santiago by making him permanent. Can KGB explain what made him overrule the other CJIs who did not cross the Rubicon to make Santiago permanant. And any way KGB is himself a tainted Joe. One wonders why such Joes can become CJIs and then inspite of corruption charges move around merrily from one post to another. KGB is now heading National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India. Some Human Rights he sure must be upholding! This is another example wherein merit is overlooked for social engineering and being an SC as the sole criterion for elevation!