Judge shown the door when there is strong evidence in sexual case
It is a case of gross misconduct - sexual abuse by additional district judge. When there is no flaw in the enquiry report, then he must be shown the way out, ruled the Delhi high Court. The heinous and serious misconduct from his part invites no mercy at all, the court observed.
Additional district judge of Dwaraka Dr P S Malik was earlier suspended when there was an allegation of sexual abuse of a woman clerk at work place in 2016. The victim says it happened twice. There was a preliminary enquiry and he was suspended. The High court appointed a committee that looked into the allegations and examined the witnesses as well as heard the accused and victim in detail. The committee found him guilty of sexual abuse, there upon following the procedures, he was dismissed from service.
The judge chose to challenge the order of dismissal. The Division bench observed that there are unblemished evidences to prove his gross misconduct and upheld the order of dismissal.
The judge said her allegations were baseless and was done with malafide intentions for reprimanding her for serious failures in the discharge of her duties. But the court said it does not hold weight and was devoid of merit and proof. His stand was totally rejected.