Judge issues memo to court assistant: 'Why didn't you wash inner garments?'

A copy of the memo issued by a subordinate judge of the Sathyamangalam court in Tamil Nadu has gone viral on social media.

Judge issues memo to court assistant: 'Why didn't you wash inner garments?'
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Erode: In a shocking case, a subordinate judge of the Sathyamangalam court in Erode district in western Tamil Nadu has sought an explanation from an office assistant in the court for “refusing to wash his inner garments” at his residence. A copy of the memo, which was issued on February 01 by the judge, went viral on social media on Thursday.

In the memo, D. Selvam had directed office assistant S. Vasanthi to reply within seven days as to why she had not washed the clothes properly.


“You do not properly wash the clothes put for washing in the house of the sub-judge. Especially, you feel very embarrassed to wash the inner garments and throw them away. When the officer and his wife questioned you about it, you talked back. Hence, you should respond within seven days as to why should disciplinary action not be taken against you,” the memo, signed by the sub-judge, read.

In response to the memo on February 04, Vasanthi said she would make sure that such complaints would not arise in the future.

On Thursday, Vasanthi, 47, told The Hindu: “I am being subjected to mean treatment. I was asked to do household chores. At one point, I simply refused to wash clothes. That was when I was issued the ‘notice’.”