“Put up before the appropriate bench”, Justice Arun Mishra’s order said on Tuesday, implying he no longer intends to hear the sensitive matter.
To get favourable verdict, “prasad will be needed. We will give the prasad. We have to give the prasad”, say conspirators accused of bribing public functionaries.
Senior judges highlight example of case assigned to bench which subsequently ruled on an issue that it did not have the authority to pronounce on.
The court has held the petitioner in contempt without following due process or natural justice.
All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Court’s own judgments and precedents.
The real casualty in the drama that unfolded in the Supreme Court on Friday is public confidence in an institution that people still hold in high esteem.
At the heart of the case is the attempt by a medical college to get recognition despite failing to meet the standards needed to admit students and charge fees from them.
By making its proceedings public, the collegium has finally realised that it did not need to wait for the Centre to act in order to kick off a reform process.