The Allahabad High Court earlier this month deleted the adverse remarks made by the court against the order of November 2019, in view of the fact of an unconditional apology by a judicial officer and being suspended for more than a year / from the record Removed (expunged).
A division bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Saurabh Lavaniya was hearing the petition of the then Chief Justice, Family Court, Sultanpur, in its order dated July 18, 2018 for removal of adverse remarks made against the officer by the High Court.
The matter before the court was made by a bench of Justice Saurabh Lavania against the judicial officer Manoj Kumar Shukla for some adverse remarks on the court’s order dated 18 November 2019 when he appeared in the High Court. As accepted by the applicant / judicial officer, he was in a bit of pain, as the order in the first appeal was not passed by him, yet he had to appear before the High Court and after which he lost his temper.
As a result of his conduct, adverse remarks were made against him in the High Court order and due to which disciplinary proceedings were taken against him and he was suspended. Appearing before the court, he submitted that his life and career had been tarnished due to adverse remarks, and pleaded before the court “with folded hands” that he would never make that mistake.