Kochi: Criticising the Thrissur Vigilance judge for mechanically forwarding the complaint filed by litigant P D Joseph to the VACB the single bench of Kerala High Court observed that courts should be cautious and judicious in approach when a complaint seeking action under Prevention of Corruption Act comes into the court.
The court must be able to identify the false or mischievous complaint and also genuine complaints before him. If the court fails in the said process, and acts mechanically, ignoring and defying settled authorities and positions the courts will become the object of criticism, controversy and ridicule, Justice P Ubaid said.
"Judicial orders and even innocent and incidental observations or remarks made by courts are being sensationalised these days. Courts shall not make any contribution to such unhealthy practice." Justice P Ubaid said while suspending the Vigilance Court order for two months.
The complaint came before the Vigilance Judge on January 28 and on the same day, without examining what the high court and apex court have laid down on the subject. forwarded the complaint to police.
When a complaint alleging that someone made a statement or revelation somewhere or before someone it cannot be treated as a proper complaint as per the law.
When a complaint does not contain necessary things, the court will have to require the complainant to produce the supportive materials.
In the present case the complainant does not have any definite or solid base, court added....