Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gujarat HC orders action against rural magistrate

In a clear case of what may be rotting the judiciary or maybe only few rotten apples, here is a story from Gujarat:
HC orders action against rural magistrate

The Gujarat High Court, on Tuesday, ordered administrative action against a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) appointed at Ahmedabad Rural Court for his conduct while handling a criminal complaint of forgery and allied charges. Calling the conduct of the magistrate intolerable, court of Justice M R Shah also passed strictures against him.

Justice Shah ordered the action after quashing five orders of the magistrate, which he stated were not in consonance with the law and where the magistrate had ‘tried to facilitate the accused persons’.

The last part is very dangerous and if such incidents continue to happen the faith of people in judiciary will come down further.

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