Judge resigns

The Indian Supreme Court judge V Ramaswamy, who survived a politically highly charged attempt to impeach him on corruption charges, announced yesterday that he would resign, Reuter reports from New Delhi.

'The defeat of the impeachment motion against me in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) has vindicated my stand,' Mr Ramaswamy said in a statement. It had also 'safeguarded for the future fearless and independent judges from scurrilous attacks and calumny from motivated persons. Now, having achieved this, I have neither the desire nor inclination to serve on the court,' he added.

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