India supreme court 'in crisis' over retired judge corruption case

Critics accuse chief justice Dipak Misra of insisting only judges of his choice can hear case of ex-judge accused of conspiring to bribe colleagues

Senior lawyers in India say the country’s supreme court is in crisis over the case of a former high court judge accused of offering to influence decisions for cash.

Events in the case in recent days have led to extraordinary accusations of misconduct against India’s most senior judge and fierce criticism of the supreme court, considered one of the country’s most upstanding institutions.

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