Criminals and politics, which should have been poles apart from each other, are now on the two sides of the same coin, the court said.
Politics have become criminals' paradise, remarked Justice SK Sahoo of Orissa High Court recently while dismissing a bail application filed by a politician.
The petitioner in the case, a politician, was accused of murdering his political opponent.
There is no dearth of such politicians in this country which is the largest democracy in the world and a home to 1.324 billion people. They can go to any extent and commit any crime leaving political ideology far behind, the judge said.
The court further remarked: “Criminals have built up their nest in politics by virtue of money and muscle power. The trend of criminalization of politics is growing at a fast pace with active connivance of white devils. When the political atmosphere is infected by virulent criminals' bacteria, no antibiotics can decontaminate it. It requires complete sanitization, identification of such unwanted elements, their dislodgement and complete seal of their entry path.”
The court also observed that such politicians should be “changed like diapers”, which would be a healthy state of affairs for all concerned.
During the hearing, the applicant’s counsel relied on a supervision report, and contended that some of the witnesses have stated in a different manner so far as the involvement of the petitioner is concerned. The court observed that in spite of the direction of the Supreme Court in the case of Sunita Devi case, the confidentiality of the supervision report has not been maintained and the petitioner got access to such report. The court said: “This is a sorry state of affairs which indicates that all is not well with the investigating agency. They should be more careful while dealing with such sensitive cases.”
Rejecting his bail plea, the court observed that not only there is prima facie accusation against the petitioner to have committed the ghastly crime along with the co-accused, but there also appears to be motive behind such crime.