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particularly in the police and the judiciary,the Delhi government had put forth a bill called the Delhi Placement Agencies (Regulation) Bill. Subramanian,Jalandhar Blue waters * While it is too premature to talk of a fresh Cold War ? I was and I am against the politicisation of personal opinions. including rape threats.Hoffa,the state government asked the Morcha to nominate a person to the post.the nation is in deeper trouble than I had imagined. The recent recusal by Justice Raveendran from the RIL-RNRL case reminds one of the stirring words of Justice Antonin Scalia He refused to recuse himself in a case where the former Vice-President Dick Cheneys actions were being questionedalthough he had earlier gone on a duck-hunting trip with a group which included Cheney There has been a spate of recusals from the Indian Supreme Court What is puzzling is that Justice Raveendranwhose judgements reflect a rare combination of depth and simplicityhas in the same case and within few days offered two different standards for recusal of a judge At the beginning of the RIL-RNRL disputeRaveendran offered to recuse himself since he held shares in RIL and RNRL and counsel did not object to his presence Within a few days after the hearing commencedRaveendran recused himself because his daughter was working in a law firm which was advising (as opposed to the daughter herself) RIL in a global acquisition completely unrelated to the dispute before the court And to add to the confusionJustice Kapadia offered to recuse himself on account of holding shares in Sterlite when a case related to that company came up before himwhile Justice Katju recused himself since his wife held shares in RIL when the RIL-NTPC dispute came up before him When faced with a conflict of interest what standard should judges across the country follow Should judges recuseor should they offer to recuse The Supreme Court precedent and past history offer a clear guide The Supreme Court from its inception has consistently made a distinction between pecuniary and non-pecuniary interest In case of a pecuniary interestthe judge has to automatically recuse himself and no further inquiry is required; once a judge has an interest in the outcome of the casehe is no longer an independent adjudicator But in case of a non-pecuniary interestthe judge should recuse if there is a reasonable ground to believe that he will be biased on account of it (Manak Lal v Prem ChandAIR 1957 SC 425) Raveendrans recusals are indeed ironical; he has offered to recuse when he ought to have recused on account of his pecuniary interest and actually recused himself when the non-pecuniary interest did not create any reasonable basis to attribute bias The Courts history offers a useful guide In 1964Chief Justice PB Gajendragadkar was presiding over a bench examining the validity of the quantum of compensation paid for a land acquisition Purushottam Trikamdasthe lion of the Barspeaking for the landownersasserted that Chief Justice Gajendragadkar should not hear the case since he had a pecuniary interest in the subject-matterbecause he was a member of a co-operative society for which the land was being acquired The Chief Justice asked the Attorney General CK Daptary whether he should recuseand Daftary told the Chief Justice that he should The Chief Justice reconstituted the Bench headed by Justice Subba Rao which declared the actions of the government unconstitutional The Supreme Courts 1997 resolution titled Restatement of Values of Judicial Life mandating a judge to disclose his shareholding interest and proceed with hearing the case only if there is no objection from the parties does not accurately restate the legal position and should be revised for several reasons Firstit is inconsistent with the law laid down by the Supreme Court Holding shares in a company is a clear case of pecuniary interestand the SC itself right from 1952 has affirmed that a pecuniary interesthowever smallautomatically disqualifies the judge Even if a judge has a majority or a significant shareholding in a companythe 1997 Resolution allows the judge to proceed if counsel does not have any objection The law declared by the SC is binding and prevails over a resolution Secondthe resolution relies upon waiver by the counsel to shield the judge from any imputation of bias When discretionary powers of judges have tremendously increased over the yearstrusting counsel who routinely appear before the same judges in several cases day in and day out to object to their participation in one case is not exactly an ideal mechanism Raveendrans final recusal from the bench raises a larger question Should a judge recuse merely because a party before the Court is a client of the law firm which employs a relativeirrespective of whether the relative is actually involved in advising the client By this standardany judge who has a relative working in a leading law firm would be barred from hearing any case of that firm While Raveendrans offer of recusal diluted the recusal standard in case of pecuniary interestRaveendrans recusal has over-extended the standard in case of non-pecuniary interest The writer practices in the AP High Court [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigrah | Published: February 8 2014 3:24 am Related News A mentally unstable woman was allegedly raped in an under-construction building in the Industrial Area Phase I on Thursday night Police said that the victim was not in a position to give a statement A case was registered on the complaint of an eyewitness against Sadan Singh a resident of Colony Number 4 Om Prakash a security guard at Elante Mall was returning home after work at 1045 pm He heard screams from an under-construction building in the Industrial Area He went inside the building and saw Sadan Singh overpowering a woman Om Prakash raised the alarm and the accused who was in an inebriated state was stopped by Om Prakash’s colleagues who were accompanying him Many residents of Colony Number 4 gathered and started beating the accused Om Prakash then called friend Gurdev Yadav for help “I got a call from him and he said that there was a quarrel and one person was being beaten up I called the Station House Officer and rushed to the spot Someone else had also called the police and a PCR vehicle arrived at the spot” Yadav said Yadav added “The accused was made to sit in a PCR vehicle as the mob was beating him While the constables were trying to control the mob the driver of the PCR in order to save Sadan drove away But as the vehicle took a turn Sadan jumped out and fled” SHO Yashpal Sharma said “We had received a call that a person was being beaten up as he was caught raping a mentally challenged woman” Sadan was arrested by the police with the help of his sister “The sister of the accused contacted Sadan and traced him to Zirakpur She gave a tip-off to the police and the accused was arrested from Zirakpur in the afternoon” the SHO told Newsline Deputy Superintendent of Police (East) Anjitha Chepyala said “The accused is a history sheeter He was released on bail from a local court a few weeks back He was arrested by police station Sector 19 officials for stealing an LPG cylinder” The DSP said that the police were waiting for the medical report of the victim from the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital Sector 16 “We have registered a case on the basis of the complaint given by eyewitness Om Prakash Sadan was arrested under Section 376 (rape)” she said ‘She doesn’t know what has happened’ The victim is a 35-year-old woman who is a resident of Tamil Nadu The police officials had taken the help of a couple who belonged to the same state to know what the victim was saying The woman who questioned the victim in her mother tongue said “She does not understand what I am asking her She is repeating things on her own She is not even aware of what has happened to her” No one seemed aware of when and how the victim came to Chandigarh “We have seen her in the locality many times She used to sleep at the bus stops The police had once tried to send her to Nari Niketan but to no avail” said Gurdev Yadav For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: August 30 2012 2:42 am Related News The new property tax policy of the state government has not gone down well with the citizens of Ludhiana who are famous for their investments in real estate The rates fixed at 1 per cent for residential15 per cent for institutional2 per cent for industrial and 4 per cent for commercial property are on the very higher side This simply means that if someone has a factory of 1000 yards at Focal PointLudhianahe will have to pay around Rs 2 Lakh per year The tax is based on the market value of the propertywhich is whopping as the citizens are already paying several taxes Upkar Singhgeneral secretary of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) remarked? Bawa said that it seems that the state government needs surgery of the brain because it have gone insane and is not sparing even the 50 square yard land owner by imposing property tax.

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