September 29, 2017
Similar Notices are being sent for an explanation to district judges of other Five Court Complexes in Delhi.
24 Judges of Rohini District Court complex have been asked to explain why they failed to start Court proceedings on time at 10 am on 31st August.
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal has issued notices to the 24 Judges, including District Judges, Sessions Judges & Magistrates, to furnish reasons why no one of them were found seated on the dias during the surprise inspection conducted by top High Court Judges on that date.
In a letter dispatched by the HC administration on Thursday, the Judges’ve been given 2 weeks to reply so that High Court can decide the further course of action. Sources hinted at tough disciplinary action against judges who fail to explain the delay.
Rohini District Courts cater to 2 judicial districts of the city, namely north & northeast & have a total of 63 judges as per the Court website. On the day of the inspection, 2 judges were stated to be on leave, as per the preliminary findings of HC while 24 weren’t found on dias.
“Pursuant to the inspection conducted by Hon’ble Judges at the 6 district courts on 31st August, the Acting Chief Justice has been pleased to issue directions to call for explanation from the Judges who didn’t commence Court sittings at 10 am on 31st August at the time of the inspection by the Honorable judges of the High Court,” the missive sent by HC administration says, asking for a response from the district judges.
It’s learnt that similar letters enlisting names of Judges found sitting late across remaining 5 District Courts has been prepared & is being sent for an explanation to District Judges of each Court Complex.
In a surprise move, 6 senior-most judges of Delhi HC had landed up on August 31 morning at the capital’s 6 district courts for inspections to check punctuality & discipline of Judges in these Courts, DK Sharma, registrar general of the Delhi HC had informed the media.
While Justice Gita Mittal visited Patiala House Courts, Justice Ravindra Bhat visited Tis Hazari courts, Justice Sanjiv Khanna went to Rohini District Courts, Justice G.S. Sistani went to Karkardooma District Courts, Justice S Muralidhar to Saket District Courts and Justice Vipin Sanghi to Dwarka District Courts.
With inputs from TNN