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U'khand Govt. Dismisses A Civil Judge From Service For Allegedly Torturing Her 13 Yr Old Domestic Help [Read Notification]

Sparsh Upadhyay
28 Oct 2020 4:18 PM GMT
Ukhand Govt. Dismisses A Civil Judge From Service For Allegedly Torturing Her 13 Yr Old Domestic Help [Read Notification]
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Accepting the full bench resolution of the Uttarakhand High Court and on the recommendation of the State Government, the Uttarakhand government has dismissed a Civil Judge from service for allegedly torturing a minor girl (13-year-old) who worked as a domestic help at her residence in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

The government has issued a notification dated Wednesday (21st October) notifying that the Government has removed Deepali Sharma, Civil Judge (Senior Division) (Under Suspension) from Service.

According to the notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand Government Radha Raturi, the full bench of the Uttarakhand High Court had on Wednesday (14th October) passed a resolution recommending Sharma's removal from services and sent the same to the state government.

The said notification further states that Uttarakhand State Governor, Baby Rani Maurya had granted permission for the dismissal pursuant to the said resolution of the High Court.

It may be noted that Civil Judge (Senior Division), Haridwar Deepali Sharma, is accused of physically and mentally abusing a minor girl and keeping the girl at her residence as domestic help.

The 13-year-old girl worked at Sharma's residence in Haridwar as domestic help from 2015 to 2018. The girl was rescued by police and a case was registered at Sidkul police station in Haridwar against Deepali Sharma.

Notably, the Police conducted a raid at her Haridwar residence in January 2018 in compliance with an order of the Uttarakhand High Court. Police found during the raid that the girl had several injury marks on her body.

Thereafter, the girl was rescued and a charge sheet was filed against Sharma which led to her suspension about a month later. Sharma was under suspension in connection with this case since February 2018.

Notably, the High Court had intervened in this matter on the basis of a report submitted to the court by the Haridwar District Judge, Rajendra Singh about the alleged torture of the girl at Sharma's residence.
[With PTI Inputs]

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