CJI S A Bobde while recently hearing a plea filed by one Sameet Thakkar under Article 32 seeking consolidation of multiple FIRs against him by the Maharastra Police and seeking his release from the jail, remarked that Court is immune to shock. The CJI’s remarks came after a senior advocate representing Thakker said If this case does not shock the Court, then nothing will. Raju Z Moray pens a poem suggesting that it may be best not to knock on the door of the top Court but follow procedure and start from a lower court.



Those who are trapped

Between hard-place and rock

Were surprised to know

Milords are immune to shock


Milords are the apex of law

Their words cannot be wrong

Suffering is part of procedure

To make the sufferer strong


Don’t knock on our doors

It is of hardly any avail

Start from the lowest step

Otherwise you shall fail


Don’t engage any bigwigs

And increase our travail

Our lunch is long overdue

And you bother us for bail?


Don’t cite as precedents

Orders of our brethren

Let them give some reasons

We shall consider then..


Have faith in our system

We don’t harbour rancour

For us all of you are equal

(Give or take an anchor)


If you try to jump the queue

Our doors we may have to lock

But for the time being

We are just immune to shock


(Raju Z Moray is an advocate who practices law in the Bombay High Court when not puncturing bloated egos. He is the creator of ‘Gobble D. Gook’, his alter-ego, who figured in the ‘Court Jester’ columns of ‘The Lawyers’.)