Supreme Court judge Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly delivered the landmark judgement scrapping the 122 2G telecom licences on February 2 and retired the day after. He talks at length to Chandrani Banerjee, detailing his last day in office and other lesser-known aspects of his life. (For example, the other side of the judge who spends his free time playing cricket with his support staff.)
Your views on corruption in the judiciary?
If corruption is widespread in society, the judiciary, being a human institution with a social background, cannot escape from its taint. Fortunately, the impact of corruption on the judiciary is still very marginal. But there is no room for complacency. Corruption in the judiciary must be uprooted.
What about the conduct of retired judges as far as airing their opinions is concerned?
I strongly feel that retired judges should not express their opinions on matters pending before the court. They can write and express their opinion...