"Justice Can't Be Instant": CJI SA Bobde Says After Killing of Telangana Rape Accused

"Justice Can't Be Instant": CJI SA Bobde Says After Killing of Telangana Rape Accused

Jodhpur, December 8, 2019: Amid a raging debate on the justice delivery system in India over recent incident of rapes in Hyderabad and Unnao, Chief Justice of India SA Bobday on Saturday said the criminal justice system must reconsider its position and attitude but warned that justice itself should never take the form of revenge.

He condemned the practice of extrajudicial killing, saying that justice loses its very character when it takes the form of revenge. He made the observation at an event in Jodhpur.

“I don’t think justice can ever be or ought to be instant. And justice must never ever take the form of revenge. I believe justice loses its character of justice if it becomes revenge”, Chief Justice Bobde, who took over as the head of the Indian judiciary last month, said in his address at the inauguration of a new Rajsthan High Court building.

He made a reference to "recent events" in the country as explained that the criminal justice system should reconsider its position towards laxity and the time taken to dispose of criminal matters.

(With inputs from ANI)