The Bombay High Court on Thursday said the judiciary and agencies like the RBI, CBI and ED should act independently, and asked “what heavens are going to fall” if an interim protection from coercive action is granted for a few days to NCP leader Eknath Khadse in an alleged land grab case of 2016. “What heavens are going to fall if the petitioner is given protection for few more days? We are always of the belief that the judiciary and agencies like the RBI, CBI, ED and so on should act independently and impartially,” Justice Shinde said. A division bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale was hearing a petition filed by Khadse, seeking to quash the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in October last year. “There is a threat to the very democracy if these agencies do not act independently,” the court added.