The Allahabad High Court dismissed the judicial officers who were found guilty of misconduct and were dismissed with immediate effect.
The Allahabad High Court has dismissed three Additional District Judges from service on charges of corruption.
The following officers from the Uttar Pradesh judiciary were found guilty of judicial misconduct on corruption charges:
1. Ashok Kumar Singh VI, Additional District & Sessions Judge;
2. Himanshu Bhatnagar, Additional District & Sessions Judge;
3. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Nain, Special Judge, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Ashok Kumar Singh joined as an Additional Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ghazipur on March 28, 2001 and was made the Additional District and Sessions Judge on July 4, 2015. He has remained under suspension since July 11, 2015.
Himanshu Bhatnagar was appointed to judicial service as an Additional Civil Judge (Junior Division) on March 19, 1996 and assumed charge as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Ballia on April 16, 2021.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Nain joined the service on August 11, 1999. He was serving as the Special Judge (Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act), Siddharth Nagar since April 15, 2021.
The court dismissed the three officers from service with immediate effect after due consideration.