PIL against judges’ society dismissed
The court was not convinced by Deshpande’s contentions. Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice R V More observed, “There was no haste in allotment of land to the societies. We reject the contention of the petitioner. The allotment was in accordance with rules.”
The court said it is not illegal for sitting judges to lease the flats allotted to them in the society. Chief Justice Shah said contrary to the perception, judges work much beyond court hours. A judge has to read case papers and law books to understand a matter before him, he said, adding that the official quarters are allotted to sitting judges in the vicinity of the High Court so that a judge does not waste time traveling from his suburban home to
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