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The court should not entertain any bail plea from Sukh Ram

Though former telecom minister Sukh Ram has been convicted 15 years after the CBI registered a case against him for receiving Rs3 lakh as bribe in exchange of a lucrative contract to a private firm, there is no guarantee that he will be put behind bars.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2011 23:05 IST

The court should not entertain any bail plea from Sukh Ram

This refers to the editorial Old bottle, old whine (The Pundit, November 21). Though former telecom minister Sukh Ram has been convicted 15 years after the CBI registered a case against him for receiving Rs3 lakh as bribe in exchange of a lucrative contract to a private firm, there is no guarantee that he will be put behind bars. Sukh Ram can appeal in high court and the case may go on for many years to come. We hope that in this case justice delayed will not be justice denied.

Seturam Aspari, Bangalore


There is no doubt that Sukh Ram will get a bail for the third time and the chances of him going to jail are bleak. If he succeeds again, people will lose hope in the judiciary, which is already under criticism for favouring the rich and powerful.

N Ramamurthy, Chennai

Small is not always beautiful

The Centre should not approve Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s recent proposal of dividing the state into four smaller ones, as it will encourage more states to make similar demands. We have seen in the cases of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand that carving out new states doesn’t necessarily improve governance. The process takes a toll on the new region’s economy, administration and law and order, and people, who usually don’t have a say, bear the brunt of such divisions. Mayawati should have instead asked for more manpower and funds to help her government rule the state better.

Seturam Aspari, Bangalore