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Sitting Judge suspended by High Court for sexual harassment of Female colleague

2.7.2015: A woman judge has alleged harassment by a Himachal Pradesh judge, following which he has been placed under suspension by the Chief Justice of the HP High Court. The first of its kind incident has stunned the judicial fraternity in the state. The HC has directed that the investigation in the case be completed within two months.

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Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir has ordered a probe into the allegations, sources said here today. 

The alleged incident took place during the national-level conference on drug abuse at Manali from June 11 to 13. 

As per the complaint of the woman judge, she was asked to come to Manali in advance for making preparations for the conference being attended by Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. 

On June 8, the accused tried to pressurise the woman judge to accompany him to a resort and allegedly misbehaved with her. The event, attended by Supreme Court and high court judges besides those from the state judicial services, was held from June 11 to 13.

Later, she made a complaint to the Chief Justice who ordered an inquiry into the matter and the accused judge was suspended, pending probe against him, sources added.

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    Delhi High Court Chief Justice & 4 senior most judges viz.
    1. G ROHINI, CJ. 2. BADAR DURREZ AHAMAD. 3. PRADEEP NANDRAJOG. 4. RAVJNDER BHATT. 5. GITA MITTAL
    (Some of them likely to be elevated as Judges to Supreme Court shortly)
    adopted very Transparent procedure in 37 interviews conducted on 18 May to 21 May 2015, in selection of 10 District Judges in Delhi, out of 2661 lawyers having experience of minimum 7 years as Lawyer, in Delhi Higher Judiciary Exam-2013, whose final result was declared on 20.07.2015.
    RTI Applications revealed that:-
    #The complaint about fabrication of viva records on or before 16.07.2015, was made to PMO, President of India, Un Law Minister, Home Min & CJI and most of them forwarded to Reg Gen Delhi High Court, PS to CJ Delhi High Court for appropriate inquiry but all such forwarded complaint were filed(dismissed), without any finding that fabrication allegations are false or that viva records were checked & not found to be fabricated as alleged.
    Para 2 of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015;
    Para i of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 22329/RTI/DHC/807/2015 DATED 17.11.2015;
    Para h of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016.
    # The record of viva proceedings from 18 to 21 May 2015 was never destroyed. Para a, b & c of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016.
    # The record of viva proceedings from 18 to 21 May 2015 was always not-available; Para iv & v of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 16978/RTI/DHC/549/2015 DATED 26.08.2015; Para 4(iv) of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015; Para g of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016; Para a & b of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 1563/RTI/DHC/39/2016 DATED 25.01.2016.
    # The information, whether any record of viva proceedings was ever prepared, can’t be disclosed under RTI act; Para 4(i), 4(ii) 4(iii) of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015.
    # There is no record even of date, when interview marks & proceeding first got typed or copy thereof; Para d of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 1563/RTI/DHC/39/2016 DATED 25.01.2016..

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