Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday lamented that the judiciary faces a ‘step-motherly’ behaviour during the tenures of all the successive governments.
“The executive never wants the judiciary to function independently although it provides security to the administration, too. The bureaucracy always considers the judiciary a rival,” he said.
The Chief Justice was addressing a reception accorded to him by Habiganj Bar Association at the Bar Library auditorium.
Noting that a country cannot turn into a developed one with only money, he said corruption must be uprooted, and the freedom of the judiciary and the rule of law will have to be ensured for this.
SK Sinha also emphasised speedily disposing of long-pending cases, blaming it on the shortage of judges.