PBT has filed an interlocutory application (I.A.) today in Supreme Court (SC) in a pending Criminal Contempt petition (Amicus Curiae vs. Prashant Bhushan & Ors.) seeking to disclose the names of the allegedly “corrupt chief justices of India (CJIs)” (see below). Mr. Shanti Bbushan, ex-law minister and father of Mr. Prashant Bhushan, previously filed an impleadment application which allegedly contained name of several ex-CJIs who were “defintely corrupt”. After PBT sought the names of these allegedly “corrupt CJIs” under RTI Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) passed an order directing to move an application (under SC Rules) seeking the said information. The new application was filed today in accordance to the CIC order.
As Mr. Shanti Bhushan has reportedly indicated in his affidavit, people of India have every right to know the names of these allegedly “corrupt ex-CJIs”. All Indians deserve to know the names of the allegedly “corrupt CJIs” if the allegation of Mr. Shanti Bhushan is true. And if Mr. Bhushan’s allegation is found to be untrue, he must receive exemplary punishment for tarnishing image of the judiciary without any valid proof.