Jabalpur: A sacked judge escaped from the district and sessions court here when he was about to be sentenced to a jail term in connection with the suicide case of his peon.
The sacked judge, Nitin Kumre, escaped from the court yesterday as he feared that he would be arrested in the case after the court was about to pass an order in this regard.
Kumre was sacked from service after his peon committed suicide on February 27, 2010, as he tortured him for allegedly stealing Rs 50,000.
At that time, Kumre was posted as Jabalpur judicial magistrate and he had suspected that his peon Mohammad Niyaz has stolen Rs 50,000 from him. Kumre beat Niyaz and also tortured him mentally, after which Niyaz committed suicide.
On the basis of a suicide note, police registered a case against Kumre in Hanumantal police station. Later, the Madhya Pradesh High Court sacked him, after a probe.
However, Kumre failed to appear in the district court in this regard for long, after which District and Sessions Judge Bharat P Maheshwari issued an arrest warrant against him on December 6, 2012, and directed the police to produce him before court by January 24.
Kumre appeared in the court yesterday and tried to get his arrest warrant cancelled, but when he came to know that he would not get any relief, he fled from the court.