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Posted at: Jan 12, 2019, 6:54 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2019, 6:54 AM (IST)

Can’t reinstate officer who accused judge of harassment: HC

New Delhi, January 11

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has told the top court that a woman judicial officer, who is seeking reinstatement after having resigned following inquiry into her allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting HC judge, cannot be reinstated.

The HC judge was given a clean chit in December 2017 by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel. The woman has moved the SC seeking that the administrative order of January 11, 2017, passed by the MP HC, dismissing her application for reinstatement into the Madhya Pradesh Higher Judicial Services, should be set aside.

In its reply filed in the SC, the HC has said her petition was not maintainable as the allegations levelled there has already been rejected by two separate inquiry committees. The Registrar General of the HC also said the HC had not compelled her to tender resignation and now, she couldn’t be allowed to withdraw it.

The petitioner has said her rights for employment, to work and to carry on her profession needs to be secured.  — PTI 

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