Justice Loses Its Character If It Takes Form Of Revenge, Says CJI Bobde A Day After Hyderabad Encounter
Justice Loses Its Character If It Takes Form Of Revenge, Says CJI Bobde  A Day After Hyderabad EncounterJustice S A Bobde (Pic Via SC Website)

The Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Saturday (7 December), while emphasising on the need for the overhaul of the criminal justice system, said that justice loses its character if it takes form of revenge.

“Recent events in country have sparked off the old debate with new vigour. There is no doubt that criminal justice system must reconsider its position & attitude towards laxity and eventual time it takes to dispose off criminal matters,” CJI Bobde said at an event at Jodhpur, Rajasthan, ANI has reported.

“But, 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 a revenge,” he said.

The statement by CJI comes after the Telangana police killed the four accused in rape and murder case of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad in an encounter after they tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot in the early hours of Friday (6 December).

The veterinary doctor was brutally gang-raped and killed by the four men before they burnt her body in the Shamshabad area on 27 November.

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