This report gives us a few examples of Judges who oblige the Govt in Power and are rewarded with convenient postings thereafter. One such judge is Tarun Chatterjee who passed the order in the Sohrabuddin case on the last day of his retirement and was appointed interlocutor in the border dispute between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam within days of his retirement. NOTE that the respected Tarun C was being investigated by the CBI but was let off because of lack of prosecutable evidence says this report.
Question - Are judges above the law? (Editor)
NEW DELHI: The governments plans to extend retirement age of judges could go awry if it refuses to accept Oppositions demand for barring them from post-retirement posts are not conceded. BJP on Friday said that judges should not be given post-retirement assignments as it was resulting in corrupting judicial institution. BJP cited the following appointments to support its argument:
Justice H K Sema, who lifted curbs imposed by the Allahabad high court on the construction activities in Ambedkar Park during the last days of his tenure, was hand-picked by Ms Mayawati as the chief of the state human rights commission. The office of the human rights commission was shifted to Noida as the retired apex court judge lives in New Delhi.
U C Banerjee, who was rejected for the post of the authority on advanced ruling in direct and indirect taxes by the NDA government during Jaswant Singhs tenure, was made the Godhra accident inquiry officer under the Railway Act by Mr Lalu Prasad.
Arjit Pasayat, who ordered the reopening of the Ehsan Jafri case months after praising SIT, was appointed the appellate authority under the competition law within three days of passing the order.
Tarun Chatterjee, who passed the order in the Sohrabuddin case on the last day of his retirement, was appointed interlocutor in the border dispute between Arunchal Pradesh and Assam days after his retirement. The office of the interlocutor is based in Kolkata, where the retired judge resides. Mr Chatterjee was indicted in the PF scam, but was let off because of lack of prosecutable evidence.
Justice A R Lakshmanan, who brought Mulayam Singh Yadav into the line of CBIs fire, was made chairman of the Law Commission after retirement.