Corruption is a self-infection, which has developed resistance to all sorts of curbs and controls – SC
Corruption, a ‘noun’ when assumes all the characteristics of a ‘verb’, becomes self-infective and also develops resistance to antibiotics. In such a situation the disguised protagonist never puts a Hamletian question – “to be or not to be” – but marches ahead with perverted proclivity – sans concern, sans care for collective interest, and irrefragably without conscience. In a way, corruption becomes a national economic terror. This social calamity warrants a different control and hence, the legislature comes up with special legislation with stringent provisions. The law having been enacted, there is a challenge to the constitutionality of the provisions. That is the subject matter of these appeals, for the judgments rendered by the High Courts of Orissa and Patna are under assail herein.
—– Justice Deepak Mishra, Supreme Court of India
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