Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has suspended five judges for bringing disrepute to the judiciary by copying in a law examination.
The High Court took serious note of the incident in which five judges were caught red-handed while copying during the LLM examination at the Arts and Science College in Hanamkonda, Warangal district Tuesday.
A squad of invigilators had caught the judges while copying during the examination conducted by the Distance Education Centre of Kakatiya University.
The judges wrote the examination for promotions.
The High Court has also ordered Kakatiya University to take action against the judges and submit a detailed report on the incident.
The judges suspended by the High Court are Ranga Reddy Senior Civil Judge K Ajit Simharao, Second additional district judge Vijayanand, Bapatla senior civil judge Srinivasa Chary, Anantapur senior civil judge M Kishtappa and Warangal junior civil judge Hanumantha Rao.
The court also directed the state government to initiate disciplinary action against all judges as they brought disrepute to the law profession.
Four advocates were also caught along with the judges while copying. The university has barred all of them from writing the remaining two papers.