NEW DELHI - Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has said he would look into a claim made by a High Court Judge that a Union Minister tried to persuade him to grant anticipatory bail to a doctor and his son in a forged mark sheets case.
“I would verify the case. Let me verify the case first, then I can comment on it. It is only through media that I came to know that this particular thing has happened. Let me see what has happened,” Moily told reporters here.
Moily, however, said the law ministry should not intervene in all these matters which has to be looked at by law officers or by the judiciary.
“Normally, we don’t react to these matters. What happens in court or what remarks made by high court judge. These are the matters which has to be looked by law officers or by the respective judiciary,” he said.
On Monday, Madras High Court Judge Justice R Reghupathy had revealed in an open court that a Union minister allegedly sought to influence him.
The Judge told the counsel appearing for the accused: “A Union Minister talked to me about the matter. You yourself know everything. Unless an unconditional apology is tendered by you, I will incorporate every detail in my order.”
Justice Reghupathy did not name the minister.
The CBI had filed a case against the father-son duo for allegedly using the services of a Puducherry University official and a middle man to increase Shridhar’s marks. (ANI)