Exposing corruption does not defame judiciary: Katju

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently court a controversy for talking about "judicial corruption", today attacked his critics, questioning how exposing graft defames judiciary while corruption by judges does not.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 08, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently court a controversy for talking about "judicial corruption", today attacked his critics, questioning how exposing graft defames judiciary while corruption by judges does not.

Referring to criticism that he was trying to defame judiciary by exposing corruption, he said sarcastically that this is a new definition of defamation.

"A high judicial authority recently said that some people are trying to defame the judiciary. Perhaps he was alluding to me," the Press Council of India Chairman wrote on his blog.

"So doing corruption by Judges does not defame the judiciary, but exposing such corruption defames it. This is a new definition of defamation!," he wrote.