Retired High Court judge M F Saldanha retired from service in 2004. But, continues to use the emblems of Karnataka and Bombay High Courts in the letters, e-mails and his other written communication.
If the Mysuru police is calling priests to the police stations and forcing them to wait for four hours before they are threatened with arrest if they do not revoke the complaints against the Bishop, as alleged by Mr Saldanha, who is to blame? He should have first questioned the police for troubling the priests. Instead, he is blaming the Bishop and bringing the Archbishop of Bengaluru into the picture.
Further, Mr Saldanha claims that Father Albuquerque’s death as “homicidal death”. If that is the case, an appropriate complaint should be made before the authorities and let the law take its course. Also, he compares the priest’s death to Nirbhaya case. By what stretch of imagination can the death of Father Albuquerque be equated with the dastardly rape and murder of Nirbhaya in the Delhi gang rape case begs for clarification.
Also, Mr Saldanha surprisingly questions the Bishop for inter-district movement of police officer and its vehicle during lockdown. Shouldn’t the query be posed to the police if he thinks it was a “very serious matter”.
All this shows that the retired judge is out to harass the Bishop of Mysuru and settle scores with him.