Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction after the Supreme Court dismissed the plea filed by him in relation to the Sahara-Birla Diaries case.
The Supreme Court said that such documents cannot be the basis of starting a probe. If such documents are admitted as evidence, it would be a gross misuse of the process of law and it can have a huge effect in future, said the apex court.
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The SC also said that the matter submitted by Bhushan was devoid of any merit, and thus the case won’t be probed further. Right after the verdict, the petitioner said he was deeply saddened by the top court’s verdict and that they have let down the people of this country.
When asked about his opinion on the verdict, he said, “It is not a blow to me but a blow to the people of the country who want a corruption-free environment. It’s a blow to the reputation of the Supreme Court because today it has let down the people of this country.”
Unfortunately, the SC verdict shows that when it comes to dealing with high and mighty people, sometimes the court welsh under pressure, he added. Bhushan also said it was unfortunate that the SC dismissed such a large pool of documents and called for at least a probe before burying the case.
He concluded saying that the Supreme Court has made a ‘grievous mistake’ and has spoilt the effort to bring public accountability of public servants.