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ADJ suspended 4 hours after assuming office To undertake cycle yatra to protest ‘injustice’

Additional district judge RK Shrivas was placed under suspension barely four hours of assuming office at Neemuch

bhopal Updated: Aug 09, 2017 21:59 IST
Additional district judge RK Shrivas
Additional district judge RK Shrivas(HT Photo)

Additional district judge RK Shrivas who staged a dharna at high court, Jabalpur premises to protest what he said his frequent transfers in violation of transfer policy was placed under suspension barely four hours of assuming office at Neemuch.

Shrivas who was transferred to Neemuch from high court, Jabalpur where he served as an officer on special duty (OSD) in July last week joined his new office of posting at Neemuch at 1 on Tuesday was handed over suspension order about 5 pm.

As per the order his headquarters will be Neemuch during his suspension.

High court principal registrar SK Singh said the high court’s administrative committee had recommended his suspension. However, the reason behind his suspension couldn’t be divulged in view of its confidentiality, he added.

However, calling it injustice Shrivas said he would undertake a bicycle yatra from Neemuch to Jabalpur, a distance of more than 700 kilometers, to highlight the injustice meted out to him.

“I will decide about the dates of cycle yatra soon after seeking a permission from my headquarters regarding the cycle yatra. I will fight till I get justice”, he said talking to the Hindustan Times over phone.

Shrivas staged the dharna at HC, Jabalpur premises for 3 days beginning August 1 in protest against what he said his fourth transfer within 15 months.

When Shrivas was on dharna the high court registrar general Mohammad F Anwar had dismissed the allegations levelled by Shrivas and said, “A disciplinary action would be taken against him as he had broken the strict judicial code of conduct.”

Explaining the reason behind series of transfers of Shrivas in the last 15 months, registrar general Anwar had said ADJ Shrivas had been transferred from Dhar to Shahdol because he had completed three years. During his stay in Shahdol and then Sehore he indulged in raking up unnecessary issues by writing letters for which a departmental inquiry was instituted against him. At present he wanted a transfer in the Malwa area, so he was transferred to Neemuch.