I read an article in today's newspaper. A former head of the food and drug agency in China was sentenced to death by a Chinese court for accepting bribes. He was found guilty of accepting bribes in the form of gifts and cash worth over 6.5 million yuan ($832,000) from 1998-2005 during his tenure as Director of state food and drug administration. The official approved production of untested drugs and lowered quality standards to be met by pharmaceutical companies to secure approvals in return for a bribe. No wonder, China had to face the worst food and drug related scandals during his tenure.One incident is that of thirteen babies dying after consuming fake milk powder. China is now in the international spotlight for making fake goods and selling them.
My question is will we ever get to see such a court ruling in India?? The moment I thought of a similar hearing in India, I could not help smiling since if such sentences are given in India, the population of the country will drastically reduce... (going by the rampant corruption here). But, it could help in solving the unemployment problem since government offices would start putting advertisements for recruiting people as they are the ones who would face a heavy staff crunch.Lets hope that such court sentences create an awakening in the minds of people doing favours for a bribe and change their attitude.