Allahabad: In a major action, 15 judicial officers in Uttar Pradesh have been punished with compulsory retirement by the Allahabad High Court for "doubtful integrity", "negligence" and "poor performance".
The decision was taken at a "Full Court" meeting presided by Chief Justice of the High Court D Y Chandrachud held in Lucknow on April 14, S K Singh, the Registrar General of the High Court, said.
12 Additional District Judges (ADJs) and three Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates (ACJMs) were "divested of their charges and stopped from functioning on their respective posts" with immediate effect while a communique to this effect was sent to the state government, he said.
A 10 per cent curtailment in the pension of a retired officer Ashok Kumar Saxena, against whom there were serious complaints, has also been announced, the registrar said.
The ADJs - who were posted in different districts of the state and have been given compulsory retirement are - Shaileshwar Nath Singh, Bans Raj, Ram Murti Yadav, Dhruv Raj, Jagdish, Naresh, V P Kandpal, A K Ganesh, Arvind Kumar, Avinash Chandra, A K Dwivedi and M M Khan while the three ACJMs are Kishore Kumar, S S Singh and Shyam Shankar.