Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Y.K. Sabharwal is in trouble. Reason? He was the lead judge in the now infamous closure ("sealing") of commercial properties in Delhi sometime ago, and while he pursued this case, his sons, who are in the construction business, stood to benefit from the Supreme Court decision. He thus had a strong conflict of interest, and he should have recused himself -- but didn't.
It has now made it to Tehelka's cover story; there's also an accompanying interview with Shanti Bhushan, a former Law Minister. The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Judicial Reforms is at the heart of this exposé.
This has been simmering for a while; The big-bang story in Tehelka gives it a much needed momentum.
Thanks to V. Venkatesan for the pointer to the Tehelka story. I presume he and his colleagues at the excellent Law and Other Things blog will keep a watchful eye on this sordid affair.