"Judicial Officer required to maintain absolute integrity", Madras HC upholds dismissal of Judge for misconduct

Meera Emmanuel August 27 2019

A Division Bench of the Madras High Court recently upheld the dismissal of a Madurai-based Judicial Magistrate for misconduct. The Bench of Justices R Subbiah and C Saravanan observed, inter alia,

"The petitioner, as a Judicial Officer, is required to maintain absolute integrity and honesty in discharge of his functions and when the charges levelled and proved are related to his integrity in discharge of his duties, we are not in a position to appreciate the submission made . . .

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