The Supreme Courtroom at the moment mentioned a decide “sending offensive and improper messages to (a) junior officer and flirting along with her will not be acceptable”. These observations have been made throughout a listening to of the petitions by a former judicial officer from Madhya Pradesh, interesting in opposition to the disciplinary motion by the Excessive Courtroom in a sexual harassment case.
Senior lawyer Ravindra Shrivastava – representing Madhya Pradesh Excessive Courtroom – learn out the WhatsApp messages despatched by the previous district decide to a junior lady officer.
After listening to the messages, Chief Justice SA Bobde mentioned: “WhatsApp messages are fairly offensive and improper. For a decide, this conduct with (a) junior officer will not be acceptable.”
“If they’ve some understanding with one another… is it good to go forward?” the Chief Justice requested.
“We learnt a lesson. Settle with him.” A 3-judge bench of Chief Justice of India, Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian have been listening to the case.
The Excessive Courtroom lawyer advised the Supreme Courtroom that she wished a settlement however the Excessive Courtroom committee probing the case didn’t settle for it.
Col R Balasubramanian, senior advocate arguing for the retired judicial officer, advised the highest court docket that the girl officer withdrew her criticism however the Excessive Courtroom started departmental proceedings in opposition to his consumer.
Chief Justice shot again: “You thought you might be having non-public dialog? The matter earlier than the gender sensitisation committee got here to an finish with the woman declining to take part. The Excessive Courtroom desires to proceed and it’s obligation certain to take action… restricted to disciplinary proceedings. What’s there in (the) legislation, which might stop the Excessive Courtroom proceedings?”
Ex Judicial officer’s lawyer argued that in his consumer’s promotion, these fees have been levelled simply to hamper the method.
To this, the Chief Justice replied: “This phenomenon is ubiquitous. All types of allegations come throughout promotion. We can’t generalise it. On this case, there’s (an) allegation.”
Chief Justice advised the ex-judicial Officer’s lawyer, “We’re prone to make some sweeping observations on this case… you withdraw and contest the enquiry.”
The Supreme Courtroom has adjourned the case by per week.