Case must go on
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The dispute about a CD purporting to contain recording of a conversation between the former Samajwadi Party politician Amar Singh and lawyer Shanti Bhushan has taken an ugly turn. Bhushan has moved the Supreme Court, asking for contempt of court proceeding to be initiated against Amar Singh. The reason? According to Bhushan, Singh is behind the CD, and he is "circulating" it in order to create a "malicious impression" that the SC bench that is hearing the cases surrounding the allocation of 2G telecommunications spectrum — and also those dealing with the tapping of Amar Singh's phone — could be "managed", to use the phraseology of the tape, by Shanti's son, and fellow lawyer, Prashant.
This is an unpleasant spectacle. Nobody who cares for the integrity of our systems will be happy to see the dignity of the courts being called into question in this manner. It is worth noting that insinuations against the judiciary were not made in the more responsible section of the mainstream media, which was wise enough not to touch a point that imperilled the sanctity of the judicial process; it emerged as part of strike and counter-strike in petty feuding for position. The SC in particular has taken the lead in clearing the mess surrounding the 2G licensing process, and it is of utmost importance that that process go on unimpeded. The swift and sure prosecution of that process is vital because the best cure for public anger at perceived corruption in high places is to see our investigative and judicial apparatus working to get at the truth and ensuring
justice — and thus, closure. We believe the shoulders of our judges, and of our courts, are broad enough to carry this incident in their stride.
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