Apex Court on Friday articulated concern over the “new trend” of slandering judiciary if an adverse order is passed.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana while issuing notice to Central Bureau of Investigation said “CBI, IB and other agencies are not helping the judiciary.
The apex court, which was hearing the case of the suspected murder of a Jharkhand judge, observed judges had been assaulted physically as well as mentally on numerous occasions in the past.
According to a report in Bar and Bench, the court said that the judges are many times mentally harassed and threatened in cases involving gangsters or high profile people but complaints to the CBI or police never yield any results. The attitude of the CBI remains the same and the judiciary receives no help at all, the court remarked.
“If judges file a complaint to police or CBI, they do not respond. CBI and Intelligence Bureau are not helping judiciary at all,” the CJI was quoted as saying.