PIL In Rajasthan HC Seeks Contempt Case Against CM Gehlot For Alleging Judiciary Corruption


A petition in the form of a public interest litigation (PIL) has been submitted before the Rajasthan High Court, urging the initiation of suo motu contempt of court proceedings against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The PIL, filed by advocate Shiv Charan Gupta, responds to Gehlot's recent accusations of corruption within the judiciary. Gupta contends that Gehlot's statements deliberately seek to "scandalize the judiciary," warranting suo motu action under Article 215 of the Indian Constitution.

In his allegations made on Wednesday, Gehlot claimed, "Aaj jo bataiye itna corruption ho raha hai judiciary ke andar. Itna bhayankar corruption hai, kai wakil log toh maine suna hai, likh ke le jaate hain judgment aur judgment wohi aata hai" (Translation: "Today, the corruption taking place within the judiciary is so terrifying. I've heard that a lot of lawyers write judgments and take them along to court, where the same are pronounced.").

The PIL asserts that Gehlot's remarks not only question the integrity of the judiciary but also challenge its "credibility." It contends that the statements are an affront to the judiciary's "dignity" and seeks the High Court's intervention to uphold its reputation.

The plea underlines that Gehlot's comments undermine public confidence in the judiciary, calling for appropriate action by the High Court to address this matter.

Author: Anushka Taraniya

News Writer, MIT ADT University