The Delhi high court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a female court staffer, who took bribe from an accused, promising to influence the judge and secure him bail.
“We have no hesitation in holding that such acts bring disrepute to the entire justice administration system and have the dangerous potential of tarnishing the image of those who are manning the system,” said a bench of justices BD Ahmed and VK Jain.
Kanta Rani, who demanded Rs 1 lakh for “managing” the bail, was arrested while accepting the first part payment of R55,000, was working as a reader in the court of an additional sessions judge.
Rani was arrested on January 20, 2001 on the complaint of one VP Gulati, who was the accused in the case and whom she had promised to help.
A trap was laid by the CBI, who arrested her when she came to the house of the accused to collect Rs 55,000.