PATNA: Authorities in Bihar have suspended four employees of Patna civil court after they were caught on camera allegedly taking bribes to facilitate shifting of prisoners and under-trials to their choice jails and managing dates for hearing or appearance in the court, media reports said today.
According to a report in Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, the district and session judge, Patna, justice Krishnakant Tripathi suspended four court employees following instruction from the chief justice of Patna High Court justice Rajendra Menon.
Reports said the court hurriedly took cognizance of the bribe case against its staffs after later were allegedly caught taking bribes in a sting operation conducted by a TV news channel and asked the authorities to suspend the employees in question with immediate effect.
The High Court administration also ordered for a probe into the matter and asked the Patna district court to submit the report soon.
“A court is a temple of justice and we will not tolerate any corruption in the premises of the court. People come here with great expectations for justice and we will not let them down,” Patna district judge Justice Tripathi was quoted as saying in the media today.