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Rajya Sabha disrupted over Katju's claim on corruption in judiciary

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday as AIADMK members raised the issue of corruption in judiciary.

As soon as the upper house met, the AIADMK members were on their feet raising the issue.

Chairman M. Hamid Ansari first adjourned the house for 10 minutes and them till noon.

An angry chairman said the house was being adjourned because of "some members disrupting the house against the rules".

Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju made serious allegations of corruption in judiciary on Sunday, highlighting the direct appointment of a district judge in Tamil Nadu.

Katju wrote in his blog that the judge had "solid support" from an influential politician in Tamil Nadu, adding the judge had once granted bail to the leader.

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