Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Indian courts are hothouses for corruption, and the judges know it

"In some courts, such as motor vehicle tribunals, clerks and peons can go home with as much as Rs 20,000 on a good day," says a court clerk. "Services include giving back confiscated original driving license to the vehicle owners, and replacing them in the court's files with a colour xerox. As cases drag on for years, nobody takes notice of the replacement, although everybody knows."
And that is why people who give the exam to be a class 3 or 4 employee often pay a bribe of Rs 3 to 7 lakhs to some judge, magistrate or influential insider who has reserved one or two seats for persons whom they will recommend.
If clerks and peons start telling the inside story, even Chief Justices will not know where to hide their faces smile emoticon
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