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SC directs reinstatement of woman judge who raised sexual harassment complaint

By Rajan Nath -- February 10, 2022 1:21 pm -- Updated:February 10, 2022 1:28 pm

New Delhi, February 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed reinstatement of the woman judge who raised a sexual harassment complaint against a then sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Then former judicial officer resigned in July 2014 and thereafter she had moved apex Court seeking reinstatement on the ground that she was forced to resign.

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SC directs reinstatement of woman judge who raised sexual harassment complaintA Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai noted that the resignation tendered by the woman judge was not voluntary.

SC directs reinstatement of woman judge who raised sexual harassment complaint

The court also quashed and set aside the order to accept her resignation. The Court directed the respondents to reinstate the woman forthwith as a judge.

SC directs reinstatement of woman judge who raised sexual harassment complaint

The woman judge resigned from service when she was transferred to some other place claiming that her transfer was malafide.

She later moved to Supreme Court challenging her resignation and sought reinstatement to service.

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-PTC News

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