[Interview] CBI, ED are independent, media creating bias; sedition law needs a re-look: Justice Ajay Rastogi

In this interview, the former Supreme Court judge opines that increased public scrutiny on the judiciary makes judges more conscious of their accountability.
Justice Ajay Rastogi
Justice Ajay Rastogi

Over the course of four-and-a-half years, Justice Ajay Rastogi heard his fair share of momentous cases at the Supreme Court. Some of these included the Bilkis Bano remission case and the case concerning the independence of Chief Election Commissioners. [WATCH VIDEO]

In this interview with Bar & Bench's Debayan Roy, Justice Rastogi talks about how there cannot be a uniform rule to deny or grant remission to convicts based on the gravity of the offence, why the offence of Sedition needs a re-look, how the judiciary can adopt Artificial Intelligence and more.

Edited excerpts follow.

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