Corruption in judiciary, any walk of life cause for concern: PM

PM`s remarks came in response to a question on allegations of corruption against ex-CJI KG Balakrishnan who now heads the NHRC.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Wednesday expressed concern over corruption in the judiciary and
the legislature and stressed the need to get rid of it.

"With regard to corruption in judiciary, corruption in
any walk of life, whether it is judiciary, executive,
legislature, should be a matter of concern to all thinking
people in our country," Singh said at an interaction with
editors of the electronic media here.

"...Therefore, I am not second to anyone in saying that
if there is corruption, whether it is in judiciary or in
executive or in other walks of life, we must get rid of it,"
the Prime Minister said.

His remarks came in response to a question on allegations
of corruption against former Chief Justice of India K G
Balakrishnan who now heads the NHRC.

PTI