The Bombay High Court has suspended Thane’s additional sessions and district judge Arun Bachav, following complaints of corruption against him.
Registrar general Mrudula Bhatkar, confirmed to Hindustan Times that Bachav was placed under suspension on Tuesday.
The complaint was filed by NGO SUPPORT and Datta Patil, a social activist from Kolhapur.
The duo had alleged that Bachav had acquitted five government officers in corruption cases in 2005-06 by using fraudulent means and accepting bribes.
In one of the cases, Bachav allegedly acquitted the officer and closed the case since the investigating officer could not attend the court.
The complaint was forwarded to the Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Bombay High Court, who ordered an inquiry into the matter. After the inquiry, the HC decided to place Bachav under suspension.