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I It is customary to add the words "with respect" or "deepest respect" when addressing judges Some lawyers say "we bow to your Lordship" some even pronounce: "bow" as in "bow and arrow" I must confess that I have entertained colleagues in the back row in court with a dog size "bow-wow-wow-wow" All this is truly colonial along with the costume drama of black coat junior and band-master costume for senior or lawyers But lawyers and judges have acquired a vested interest in the costume drama So while I campaign for the abolition of these colonial absurdities I start the article: "with respect" II On 23 September the Supreme Court cancelled Sahara and two others’ parole because of what I said in court The simple story of that incident in the Sahara case can be summarized as follows: Me: Can you extend the Sahara parole till 30th September Sahara chief Subrata Roy PTI Chief Justice: (after hesitation) No let him go to jail since you are seeking an adjournment Me: I am not seeking an adjournment but a rescheduling because your Lordships (note) did not sit on the 16th September Chief Justice: "Extend the parole till 3rd October" [Meanwhile there is discussion on Sebi’s sale of Sahara properties – especially 3 of them] Me: (On instructions from and prodding from Gautama Awasthy my instructing counsel) May we see the papers and file a response Chief Justice: If that is your attitude we will send your clients back to jail Me: That would be unfair Chief Justice orders: Cancel the interim bail Sahara and others can go to jail (dictating an order to that effect) Me: Please do not pass an order in a temper Chief Justice: It is passed Me: Please don’t do this It’s not fair Then Sibal apologised for my behaviour later in the day I refused to apologise in my message and on TV Justice TS Thakur then made observations about me which would be defamatory except that it came from a privileged judicial pulpit III Threatening a lawyer that an adverse order will be passed against him because he has made a legitimate request is asking them to argue in terrorem Such a phrase was used by the legendary Ashok Sen to the no less legendary JS Verma who relented and apologised to Ashok Sen I am not Ashok Sen and Thakur is certainly not JS Verma Unfortunately Justice Thakur has used this threat several times before even telling other contemnors in that case that if they do not comply they will join Sahara in jail (as if it was a joke) The court laughed Thakur smiled IV The Sahara case is a thorn in the sides of justice Justice Thakur inherited this case from Justices Kehar and Radhakrishnan who had peremptorily sent Sahara and two colleagues to jail until they paid Rs 5000 crore in cash (cheques) and Rs 5000 by way of bank guarantee In a fancy judgment by Kehar (for Radhakrishnan as well who later personally told me he distances himself from Kehar’s acerbic comments) he tore into lawyers and used a species of coercive contempt to condemn Sahara and others to stay in prison until his payments and bank guarantee were fulfilled Such a contempt if used against trade unionists makes them martyrs Used against others it lacks proportionality Of course all this is in excess of what the Contempt of Court Act 1971 permits (ie six months and fine) The other aspect of the case is that the order of 31 August 2012 inter alia requires Sebi to examine the documents Sahara has offered as proof of payment to investors Forty trucks of documents were sent to Sebi which it first refused to accept then got them digitalized at Sahara’s expense However they refused to examine these documents even though ordered by the 31 August order to do so The Thakur court agrees with Sebi that they should not discharge their obligations to examine the documents in the absence of cheque transactions though the full paper trail of small investments in cash (eg a few hundreds or thousands) and payments back are available The court ordered Sebi to examine them How can the Thakur court not enforce these orders against Sebi Justices Thakur Dave and Sikri take the view that the order by Kehar–Radhakrishnan incarcerating Sahara and others cannot be altered in favour of those in jail because they are not sitting on appeal over the latter This is both legally incorrect and contradictory A three-judge (or even a two-judge) bench sitting in continuation of a two-judge bench can always "modify" an order of the earlier two-judge bench The contradiction is that the order for Sebi to examine the documents is not to be enforced that of sending parties to jail has to be This inclination to give Sebi all the rope it asks for and being super-critical of every request and argument for Sahara defies justice My experience with this case reminded me of (Justice) Oliver Wendell Holmes’ concept of the "Bad Man"– a concept revisited by jurists Once the court is convinced of a person as a ‘bad’ man justice is compromised which I believe has been compromised in this case V Why was Sahara not able to pay In May 2014 I asked the Thakur bench for permission to sell 71 properties – each sale being overseen by an independent auditor "No" said the Thakur bench "Choose only 9" Good grief Why Further a ‘harbor rule’ prohibiting a distress sale below 5 percent of the valuation was invented by the court to further jettison Sahara’s redemption The ‘harbor rule’ was an off-the-cuff invention of Sebi’s counsel Datar Each sale to be confirmed by the court Had the court not passed such an ill-conceived order the controversies would have been over There were three foreign properties in the fray: Grosvenor House in London and two hotels in New York At one point the Chief Justice even observed that the historic Grosvenor House remain in Indian hands All hotels were encumbered and many financial vultures duped Sahara Thakur’s observation: if you value property over civil liberties stay in jail At several stages special facilities were granted to Sahara and others and then taken away It was an uphill chore to argue restoration of even facilities Anyway since Sahara’s properties were up for grabs some Indian bidders were allowed to stake claims and treated lightly by the Thakur bench when they backed out The court’s permitting Sahara to sell 9 + 7 properties is now being expanded to other properties Each will be scrutinized by Sebi’s lawyers and an obstructive amicus Shekhar Naphade Why not in the first place Why not in 2014 with strict auditing I am not privy to Sahara’s choices but I believe that their sale endeavours were bonafide in the face of vultures taking advantage of a distress situation The Thakur bench has not handled this well – jettisoning Sahara at every juncture Justice has been a casualty VI For the public these hearings have become a news tamasha As in the Colosseum in ancient Rome the public wants to know if the Supreme Court’s thumb went up (Sahara is out of jail) or whether it went down (Sahara is back in jail) If it went up the lawyers were congratulated If it went down the lawyers failed For some this long incarceration was justified even though there is no offence or criminality For most such a contempt order is unjust even absurd The gladiatorial interest will continue but not on merits Messages to me blame the Chief Some blame me But this is not about me but justice and the Supreme Court’s capacity to uphold it I had resiled the Sahara brief earlier and have done so again before they sack me VII I am proud of the Supreme Court and high courts If politicians are custodians of the political texts of the Constitution judges are custodians of the justice texts Justice without democracy is a chimera Democracy without justice is autocracy The Sahara case amongst many is an x-ray of the Supreme Court What it reveals read with the pathology of the working of the court is that the Supreme Court is overwhelmed by the volume of cases overworked and over-stressed This may certainly be true of the Chief Justice who performs many duties including going if possible every weekend out of Delhi to give lectures or attend meetings The courts and its corridors are crowded with lawyers jostling for places to sit It is mayhem Some judges are ready many with pre-conceived or concurrent biases or both In terms of appointment many should not have been appointed In that the Supreme Court has fallen At times the court dismisses good cases because of the workload and admits bad cases because of inattention Thus admitting and even hearing cases is a roulette wheel A court under this kind of pressure is not able to guarantee justice Many have suggested remedies Each Chief Justice has their own angst in defining and addressing problems I admire many judges But the institution is in peril The author is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India Patna: The Khagaria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar is all set to see an interesting in-house battle with Lalu Prasad giving RJD ticket to the second wife of a local strongman whose first wife is a JD(U) legislator from the same place Prasad has given RJD ticket from Khagaria to Krishna Yadav second wife of local strongman Ranbir Yadav His first wife Poonam Devi Yadav is JD(U) MLA from Khagaria and both are biological sistersInteresting fight Reuters But the two denied any dharam sankat because of this "I am in JD(U) and will work for the party" Poonam Devi Yadav told PTI over phone She said there was no rift among them over the issue and they love each other Krishna Yadav a national athlete in her youth was also all praise for her elder sister Both live under same roof in Khagaria "People of Khagaria will decide the election results" she said exuding confidence of her victory Ranbir Yadav is a convict in the 1985 Lakshmipur-Taufir diara carnage in which nine people were killed He has completed his jail term He said there was no fight within his home and said even Poonam Yadav will vote for Krishna Yadav Krishna Yadav who is Khagaria district board chairman told PTI that her elder sister herself had sought JD(U) ticket for her from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar The chief minister had suggested to talk to National President Sharad Yadav who is MP from neighbouring Madhepura in this regard "But since nothing came from him I accepted the offer from Lalu Prasad to contest from RJD" Krishna Yadav said Ranbir Yadav had hit the news when he had brandished a sten gun to escort Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to the dias in Khagaria in 2012 amid violent protest by contractual teachers who had also hurled slippers at the chief minister PTI Islamabad: At least six people were reported dead and over 150 injured after Karachi-bound Awam Express collided with a freight train near Multan early on Thursday officials and railways sources said The incident took place near Bucch railway station in Sher Shah area that overturned four bogies of the Awam Express Representational image Reuters The collision wrecked the engine and power van and overturned four bogies of Awam Express an official said The incident left at least six people dead and wounded over 150 out of which 10 were said to be in serious condition Three people trapped inside damaged carriages were also saved said rescue workers A delay was initially observed in response by rescue services due to Eid holidays according to sources Relief works were also affected as darkness prevailed in the vicinity The passenger train was en route to Karachi from Peshawar Tezpur Assam: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said employment generation stopped in the country during NDA government at the Centre Addressing an election rally at Ghoramari in Sonitpur district Gogoi said "During the BJP regime in the country employment generation stopped and the appointment process was closed for which lakhs of unemployed youths had to pass many sleepless nights worrying about their future"Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi AFP Criticising his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi Gogoi said the BJP prime ministerial candidate is "a balloon that now and then comes to fly in the sky of Assam" ".but during the NDA government there was not any developmental work in Assam" he said Gogoi was campaigning for Congress candidate Bhupen Kumar Borah for the Tezpur constituency The chief minister claimed of many achievements during the Congress rule both at the state and the Centre "Commendable works like woman empowerment through self-help groups assistance of yearn for weavers special loan facilities to artisans etc have only been possible because of the Congress government" he said Referring to the policies adopted for development of tea garden areas Gogoi said a special financial package has been launched to address the problems of the people of such areas in the state PTI reported People magazine. wed model Shannon de Lima in front of close friends and family at his home in La Romana, Increasing resettlements could save hundreds of lives providing Syrian refugees with a safe route to Europe, Mohammad 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