Fodder scam: SC says courts need to be ‘careful’ and ‘consistent’ in their findings
The Supreme Court was today critical of the Jharkhand High Court orders quashing criminal conspiracy charges against former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra while retaining them against other accused in the same facts and circumstances.
The apex court said the courts need to be “careful and consistent” in their findings as people have faith in the system and it should not take different view in same matters with respect to different accused in same facts and case. “The court ought to have been careful while dealing with matters and consistency is the hallmark of the court due to which people have faith in the system and it is not open to the court to take a different view in the same matter with reference to different accused persons in the same facts and same case,” a bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy said.
While dealing with former RJD MP R K Rana’s verdict where the Jharkhand High Court in contrast to finding given in Lalu Yadav case in fodder scam where it has quashed the trial said it is constrained to observe that the same judge had taken a different view. In Rana’s case, the …read more