New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the integrity of some of the judges of the Allahabad High Court, by saying that "something rotten" was going on within that institution.
A two-judge bench of the apex court, comprising Mr. Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra, made this stinging and insinuating observation in a 12-page order, and quoted the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, to boot, to get their message across.
The bench said that the high court "really needs some house cleaning" and urged the chief justice of the high court to initiate strong measures, including recommending "transfers of the incorrigibles".
The apex court warned that the 'uncle judge' syndrome, which refers to judges passing favourable orders for parties represented by lawyers known to them, should end at the high court.
The bench made the observation while scrapping a single- judge bench order of the Allahabad High Court which had asked a Bahraich-based Waqf Board to temporarily allot a portion of its land in May-June this year to the proprietors of a circus for its show during an annual fair.
"The faith of the common man in the country is shaken to the core by such shocking and outrageous orders," said Mr. Justices Katju and Mishra. (ANI)