Recently, the Uttarakhand High Court suspended District Judge(Dehradun), Prashant Joshi. The Court took disciplinary action against the Judge due to an order passed by the High Court Registrar General Mr Hira Singh Bonal.
During his suspension period, Mr. Joshi was attached to the Rudraprayag District Court.
The action was taken against the Judge after it came to light that he used his official ‘District Judge’ board on a Private Audi car of forger accused, when he travelled to Mussoorie to attend camp court on 21st and 22nd December.
Officials believed that the ‘District Judge’ board was fitted on the Audi car, owned by one Kewal Kishan Soin, to protect the occupants from nefarious activities.
The Memorandum mentioned that a case of forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy is registered against Soin and a writ petition for quashing the same was pending before the High Court of Uttarakhand.
The Memorandum further reads that sri Prashant Joshi’s conduct touches upon his integrity and violated Rule 30, Rule 3(1), and Rule 3(2) of Uttarakhand Government Servant Conduct Rules, 2002.