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September 29, 2017

24 District Judges pulled up for coming late to court: Delhi HC


Last month, as many as twenty-four district judges have been hauled up for being late to court, as per reports by the judges of the Delhi High Court, on their surprise visits conducted at various courts in the capital.

A notice has been sent by the Registrar General of the High Court to the District and Sessions judges of all the courts in Delhi seeking an explanation from the tardy judges as to why they were late.

Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Gita Mittal, who headed the task force, had made a surprise visit to the Patiala House court complex. Similar inspections were carried out by other judges of the High Court; Justice Ravindra Bhat visited the Tis Hazari complex, Justice Sanjiv Khanna went to the Rohini courts, Justice GS Sistani showed up at Karkardooma, Justice S Muralidhar at Saket, and Justice Vipin Sanghi went to the Dwarka courts.

To keep a tab on the judges of the district courts, inspections were carried out. The judicial officers were found to be arriving post 10:30 AM, beyond the stipulated time of 10:00 AM. According to the list, judges were found to be not sitting on the dais even post 10:48 AM.

The District and Sessions judges are now needed to forward the explanations of the judges on the list, to the High Court within two weeks. It remains to be seen whether the latecomers will face serious action or be let off with a rap on the knuckles.

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