Advocate Ram Narayan Bidari said comments in the media over the court decision against Gupta were hyped. “There is no need to praise the judges,” said Bidari. “If they had been successful in punishing all the corrupt leaders at a single strike, then they would have deserved appreciation.”
He came down heavily on the CIAA for not investigating all corruption cases and seeking punishment for all those accused of graft. “The CIAA needs to wake up and the government needs to appoint an independent person as CIAA chief,” added Bidari. Meanwhile, advocate Parshuram Koirala, who pleaded on behalf of Gupta, said the court issued a verdict against his client by out-stepping CIAA-filed charges.