New Delhi, Oct 12: The Supreme Court Wednesday took a serious view of union Law Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement that keeping businessmen in jail was affecting the investment climate of the country.
The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice H.L. Gattu said that the minister’s statement gave an impression as if ‘we are interested in keeping businessmen behind bars’.
‘This is disturbing for us, if it (statement) is true,’ Justice Gattu said.
The court’s observation came in the midst of hearing of the bail pleas of a number of corporate executives in the 2G case.
Khurshid had earlier said that the judiciary and other institutions should understand realities of ‘political economy’ and that keeping businessmen jailed will discourage investments into the country.