This story was told to me by a young Brahmin friend of mine ( let us call him Z ) belonging to the U.P.Judicial Service :
There was once a division bench, i.e. bench of two Judges, in the Allahabad High Court, one of the Judges, Justice X, being a staunch, orthodox Hindu Brahmin, and the other Judge, Justice Y, being a non Brahmin Hindu.
There was an important case before them in which the question was whether on a certain site stood an ancient Hanuman temple, which had been demolished by the Britishers and a Christian church built on the same. The prayer in the petition was that the church should be demolished , and a Hanuman temple built on the site.
Now this Justice X, though known to be very honest, had some very interesting traits. Some of these were :
1. He was a confirmed bachelor, and he had a young servant, who was also a Brahmin and a bachelor. Justice X had told this servant that the day he got married he would be sacked.
2. He would cook his food himself, in the old traditional style, using wood, not a gas cylinder or stove. For this purpose, he would wash the wood himself one day, and the next day ( or the day after ), when the wood was dry, use it for cooking.
3. In his house there was a line beyond which only Brahmins were allowed to enter.
One day my friend Z visited Justice X, whom he knew intimately, at the latter's residence. Being a Brahmin himself, Z had entry even into the sanctum sanctorum.
There he asked Justice X what would be the fate of the case he was hearing ( about the site of the alleged Hanuman temple ).
Justice X said " The land belongs to Bajrang Bali, and it will always belong to him "
Z then said that the other Judge, Justice Y, had made oral observations during the hearing in Court that he was not satisfied on the evidence that there was any Hanuman temple on the site.
To which Justice X retorted " Woh duratma hai. Bhogega apne dushkarmon ka "
And sure enough there was a split verdict, and now the matter is before a Full Bench of 3 Judges of the Court.