Saturday, February 11, 2012

Slammer Dunk To A Poll Safari

These repeated and frequent summons around elections, especially when cases have been stymied for years, have made many political observers suspicious. “We all know there is little judicial accountability and the big goons know how to use the judges really well,” says Lenin Raghuvanshi, one of the coordinators of UP Election Watch and the executive director of the Benares-based People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. He knows this only too well because a clerk once offered him, in the presence of a judge, the chance of scheduling a court hearing at a lower court for just Rs 10!

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