Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, March 9

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has determined to dismiss Extra District and Periods Choose Hemant Gopal. The choice was taken throughout a gathering of the Full Courtroom, comprising the Chief Justice and different Judges.

That is the third time in over a yr that the HC, beneath Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, has tightened the reins, sending throughout a powerful message of zero tolerance amid subordinate judiciary.

In November final yr, the HC compulsorily retired two Extra District and Periods Judges from each Punjab and Haryana. In all, motion was believed to have been taken or proposed to be initiated towards 16 judicial officers belonging to the subordinate judiciary of each states. Motion was taken or proceedings initiated towards 16 judicial officers in December, 2020, additionally.

The motion towards Hemant Gopal got here greater than 4 years after his providers have been positioned beneath suspension. Taking over a petition on the judicial aspect, the HC had in September, 2021, noticed:

“Although no remaining order has been handed by the HC qua Hemant Gopal, Extra District and Periods Choose, who is constant beneath suspension for the previous about 4 years, but prima facie, his indictment as per the inquiry report is clear on report.”

The matter was dropped at fore after former MLA Mangat Rai moved the HC in search of keep on conviction on the bottom that Gopal, on a grievance towards him, was “discovered responsible of the article of expenses that he has demanded unlawful gratification whereas passing the impugned judgment of conviction and has acquitted one of many co-accused”.

The Bench had noticed it was clear that the then Extra Periods Choose/Particular Choose, CBI, Patiala, on a grievance given by the applicant-appellant confronted departmental inquiry. As per the report, he was discovered responsible of the cost.

Providers suspended 4 years in the past

  • Motion towards Extra District and Periods Choose Hemant Gopal got here greater than 4 years after his providers have been positioned beneath suspension
  • The choice was taken throughout a gathering of the Full Courtroom, comprising the Chief Justice and different Judges



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