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This article, like many others, was first published exclusively for long-term supporters, some time before everyone else got to read it.

Special Issue 7: It’s official, the BCI was/is c****** (+ scoops on Luthra promos, Cyril move & a best friend's expansion)

BCI under pressure (though certainly not from the media)
BCI under pressure (though certainly not from the media)

If you believe those Supreme Court judges who say that the CBI is a caged parrot, then it might be fair to also assume that the Modi regime does not have much love lost for the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Neither did special judge Anju Bajaj Chandna, who held beyond reasonable doubt that three current and former senior Bar Council of India (BCI) members had “been seeking bribe from old and new colleges as a matter of right.

"The demand in form is nothing but extortion and also amounts to professional misconduct," she said…

But scariest / saddest thing in all this should perhaps be that not a single newspaper or website (other than LI), has so far picked up the story, despite a massive press release about the jail terms (also uploaded on the CBI's website) and the Press Trust of India having carried the story some time last evening.

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