Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “I have been presented by both of you with a bribe,” the judge began. Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably.
“You, Advocate Kumar, gave me 5 lakh. And you, Advocate Joshi, gave me 10 lakh.”
The judge reached in his pocket a pulled out a cheque, which he handed to Joshi. “Now, then, I’m returning 5 lakh, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits.”