The Uttarakhand Government recently dismissed a Civil Judge from service on the charges of torturing a minor girl who has been working as a domestic servant at her residence in Haridwar.
This dismissal was ordered after a resolution was passed by a full bench of Uttarakhand High Court.
A notification was issued by the Uttarakhand Government on 21.10.2020 stating that
Civil Judge Deepali Sharma has been removed from the service.
The notification also mentions that the Governor, has granted permission for the dismissal of Ms Deepali Sharma.
Minor Girl was Harrased Physically and Mentally
It is also relevant to mention that the former Judge is accused of mentally and physically harassing a minor girl and employing her at her residence as domestic help.
It is alleged that the minor girl worked at the residence of Ms Deepali Sharma from 2015-2018.
She was rescued by the local police after a case against Ms Sharma was registered at Sidkul Police station.
When the raid was conducted in January 2018 at the residence of Ms Sharma, the police found that the domestic help had several injury marks on her body.
Police rescued the girl, and a charge sheet was filed against Ms Sharma, and she was suspended a month later.
The High Court had intervened in the case because of a report submitted by Justice Rajendra Singh who is a District Judge in Haridwar.
The report stated that the girl was being tortured at the residence of Ms Deepali Sharma.