Corruption and pending cases to be addressed:Chief Justice

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Gulbarga Oct 27 (UNI) Corruption and delay in disposal of cases are the main reasons for the people losing faith in the institution of law, Karnataka Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph said.

Inaugurating the permanent Lok Adalath here today, the Chief Justice admitted that as like as other institutions, corruption is existing in the Indian judiciary also.

Referring the comments of Lok Adalat Justice Hegde that eradication of corruption might not possible but it could be controlled, Justice Cyriac felt that corruption would exist in human managed institutions.

The Chief Justice said that though corruption existed in the Indian institution of law, it was not rampant.

He lamented that delay in delivering justice and corruption were the two evils that had brought bad name to the judiciary of India.

He opined that Judges, lawyers and clients were to be sensitized in the issue and especially the litigants should not try to buy justice with money .

Saying that selfishness is the main reason which makes the human corrupt, the Chief Justice called upon all to strive to eradicate corruption.

He explained that in an effort to dispose cases quickly, six permanent Lok Adalats had been established in the state including the Gulbarga Adalat.

Emphasizing the need of quick disposals of cases, the Chief Justice felt that while disposing cases quality should be maintained. '' if cases disposed in a hurry , the quality may be diluted, he feared.

He said that the ongoing construction of new building for high court circuit bench here, would be completed by March 31. The high court circuit bench would start working in the new building by the end of the financial year' he informed.

He clarified that he was considering the proposal to start circuit bench temporarly. He would receive the feasibility report and take decision by a couple of days.


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