New Delhi: After leaving the Union Government in a piquant position through the crusade for an effective anti-corruption Ombudsman, Team Anna has now blown the bugle against the Centre on the draft of Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill.

One of the key members of Team Anna, Prashant Bhushan through his ‘Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR)’ has targeted the Centre over the present format of Judicial Accountability Bill which was tabled in the Parliament and later approved by the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

Expressing his disagreement over the Standing Committee report on the bill, Bhushan said, “The bill is aimed at deceiving common man. The present form does not have any provision for the investigation of corrupt Judges.”

Bhushan alleged that the government had misled the people, proposing that the Judiciary be kept out of the purview of Jan Lokpal since the Judicial Accountability Bill would take care of it.

“The present bill will further complicate the issues and will make the judiciary more obscure,” said Bhushan.

Bhushan alleged that the bill is against the basic structure of the constitution.

Questioning the structure of probing agency ‘Oversight Committee’ he said that the presence of Members of Parliament and Attorney General of India will lead to intrusion in the judicial working.

(JPN/Bureau)