The Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.M. Sundresh dismissed the plea of a Village Administrative Officer accused of corruption and bribery after observing that both the High Court of Madras & the Magistrate Court on proper appreciation of evidence arrived at a logical conclusion that the demand for bribe and acceptance of bribe had been proved against the petitioner.
A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to form a Judicial Commission to examine all laws on corruption and crime and draft a comprehensive and stringent Indian Penal Code in order to secure rule of law, equality before law and equal protection of laws.
The Supreme Court has refused to consider the petition of an Indian Revenue Service official, challenging the government's decision for compulsory retirement. The court asked the petitioner to go to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for relief.