27 September, 2020

Judge Dread

A Delhi HC judge, land scams, wine and women. Yet another sordid saga Updates

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Judge Dread
Justice Shamit Mukherjee: The floor fittings in the house are yet to be installed. Please get it done fast. This time also ensure there is more Scotch and the women have to be better also...
Khattar: Yes, it will be done soon. Give me a few days.
—Transcript of telephone conversation with the CBI special court That Justice Shamit Mukherjee was partial to attractive women and partying was well known in judicial circles, much before the CBI raids in April revealed his links with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) scam kingpin, Dharambir Khattar. But the misuse-of-office charges came as a revelation, given his high-profile connections and image. For Mukherjee was part of a charmed circle—which included top lawyers, an additional solicitor general, senior editors and even top bjp leaders.

It was to these connections that Mukherjee owed his various key appointments—first as standing counsel to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and later, as a judge of the Delhi High Court. Before his elevation, he was a reasonably successful lawyer,...



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