Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Where are India's Preet Bhararas?

"From time to time the question arises, how common is corruption in New York? Based on the cases that we have brought and continue to bring, it seems downright pervasive."

US Attorney Preet Bharara has done some sterling service in 'busting political bribery' in New York. Coming from Bharara who went after Wall Street, this is no surprise. Hopefully he is able to lead it to a logical end, get justified convictions in this case and set the right tone to New York Politics. 

With prosecutors sacrificing lives fearlessly to go after criminals, to dogged government organizations pursuing securities frauds, to ever alert smart government attorneys like Bharara not letting go any misconduct; we see American Justice System trying to enforce 'rule of law'. 

One just wishes Bharara's native country - India - has many more such fearless prosecutors to go after pervasive corruption in that country. By Indian standards, what happened in New York is hardly news making. But Bharara has no acceptance for such criminality - the exact type of law enforcement official any country would be proud off. 

Well done Preet Bharara.

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