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CJI Bobde Says Former Judge Of MP District Court Who Alleged Sexual Harassment Against A MP HC Judge Can Be Reinstated

Lawstreet Journal 13 Feb 2020 7:32pm

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The Chief Justice of India S.A Bobde suggested reinstating the District Judge from Madhya Pradesh who had resigned from her post after alleging sexual harassment against a Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court. While hearing the plea of former Judge of Madhya Pradesh Court who had requested reinstatement and transferred to some other court was agreed by the Chief Justice. The former district court judges said before the bench led by Bobde that she wants to move on in her life and should be reinstated in the judiciary. The following words of a former judge through Advocate Indira Jaising were “There is too much animosity in the earlier place. Kindly accept my suggestion to keep me anywhere in the northern part of India”.

In 2014, there was an allegation which was made by a judicial officer against Justice S.K Gangele, who then her supervisor judge sent her a message through the registrar of District Court to dance to an item song at a function organised in his residence. Later, she was transferred from Gwalior to Sidhi, leading to resign from her post as an Additional District and Sessions Judge on 15th July 2014. Her plea in the Supreme Court came after six months in July 2018, when a committee formed in the Rajya Sabha had rejected her sexual harassment allegation as the evidence found “suggestive of the respondent judge’s interference with the transfer and rejection of the representations of the complainant but since charges of sexual harassment are not proven, it cannot… Continue Reading...

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