‘SC judge puts Ex-CJI in dock over Raja’ screams the TOI(let) paper of India. Our stupid news channels have once again fallen over each other again in sensationalising the ongoing blame-game between the three judges over the letter mentioning the attempt of A. Raja to influence a judge of the Madras High Court. Times Now even claimed Justice Reghupathy spoke to them ‘exclusively’. This ‘exclusive’ nonsense has gone on a bit too far. With lots of mikes being thrust upon them the judges involved have been talking to the media in general and as a whole. Yet every Comedy channel (yes, our so-called news channels are nothing more than comedy channels) claims ‘exclusive’ interviews.
With the sole purpose of sensationalising wrangling between judges the media has once again failed the nation by not asking the real question. What is quite obvious is that although the judges may be passing the buck, one thing is now beyond any doubt. That one judge did mention clearly that A. Raja tried to influence him on behalf of two murder-accused known to the DMK politician.
The real question from the media was totally missing. Where is the FIR against A. Raja? If influencing or attempt to influence a Judge in India is an offence then Raja needs to be prosecuted.
The conflict between judges is surely a news-worthy incident and should be reported. That is making headlines everywhere, when there is apparently no action against the crook who has committed an offence.
When will our media wake up and stop sensationalism and start asking the right questions? When will we see an FIR against A. Raja for this particular offence?