Here is another gem from Justice Dhingra. This judgment is about fighting corruption. The appellant, Murari Lal, was absolved by the trial court in a 498A case and he was trying to get back back the fine of Rs. 5,000.00 from the court.
Here is the article: http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=230247
Here is an excerpt:
“Coming to question of sentence, I consider that no leniency can be shown in cases of corruption. Courts are considered temples of justice. If the staff of the court harass litigants and do not issue refund voucher or certified copies etc the whole judicial system is put to disrepute and shame. It is a folklore that every brick of the court demands money. Showing leniency and sympathy with the corrupt only encourages corruption. Corruption has increased in this country by leaps and bounds as only a few people take courage to make complaints. Some even after making complaint turn hostile by becoming themselves corrupt. Thus only a trickle comes in open. The sentence awarded by the court must reflect enormity of the situation faced by the society. It is not related to the amount of bribe received, but to the dishonesty of the person receiving the bribe in temple of justice, with the help of a tout. The Ahlmad in this case was corrupt to the extent that he needed a tout to help him in such deals, who was the partner of 50%. The appellants deserve no leniency. Both the appeals are hereby dismissed”
Here is the judgment: