Bar and bench should a find way to prevent corruption: Jurists

Last Updated: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 19:51

New Delhi: The judiciary in association with the lawyers` body should step in to find a mechanism for eradication of corruption in society, said eminent lawyers.

"The judiciary has a limited role to play in preventing corruption in society but Public Interest Litigations (PIL) provide some hope to deal with corruption," said advocate and Constitutional expert PP Rao.

Suggesting that PIL should not be abused of misused, the lawyer said that due to intervention by the judiciary some politicians had to resign from their posts following allegations of corruption against them.

Agreeing with his colleague that the bar and the bench have done "its best" to tackle the situation to some extent, the Supreme Court Bar Association President P H Parekh said "the apex court needs to do something to curb corruption by the senior officers who ask for bribe from juniors for their service-related issues.

He also suggested the bar can tie up with NGOs to bring corruption cases to the lime light.

The lawyers were speaking on the subject "Role of Judiciary and Legal Fraternity" for Strengthening and Enhancing Effectiveness of Institutions for Eradication of Corruption at Eleventh All India Lokayuktas Conference here.

Presiding over the function, Supreme Court Judge Justice Deepak Misra said an institution cannot be effective without teeth and Lokayukta needs more power to deal with corruption cases.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 19:50

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