"Disproportionate and shocking", Calcutta HC imposes Rs 1 Lakh costs on itself for wrongly punishing MagistrateJuly 8 2019
The Calcutta High Court recently imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on itself, after it found itself to blame for having erroneously confirmed a penalty of compulsory retirement on a Railway Magistrate cum Judicial Magistrate. The Magistrate had been suspended in 2007 on allegations that he had overstepped his jurisdiction.
Commenting on the manner in which the Magistrate's case was handled, the Bench of Justices Sanjib B Banerjee and Surva Gosh observed,
"Indeed . . .
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