Patna: Bihar government on Monday dismissed three lower court judges from service for improper conduct. All three judges were found in January 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a woman in a hotel room. Regarding the same incident, the three judges have been dismissed by the Bihar government.
The judges who have been dismissed by the Bihar government are Hari Niwas Gupta, then Judge of the Family Court of Samastipur, Chief Judicial Magistrate Komal Ram of Araria and Jitendra Nath Singh, the then Additional District and Sessions Judge of Araria. Dismissal of these three from service will be effective from February 12, 2014, when the state government was first dismissed from service without a disciplinary inquiry on the recommendation of Patna High Court. In the notification issued by the state government, it has been clarified that after the dismissal of the three judges from service, not all will be entitled to any kind of facility.
The case came to light when on January 29, 2013, the three judges were caught with the woman in a hotel in Kathmandu. At that time, the Patna High Court had taken suo motu cognizance of this entire case and directed the investigation. All three were found guilty in this. After the investigation, on February 12, 2014, the High Court recommended to the Bihar government that the three judges be dismissed from service. At that time, the three judges had challenged the decision of dismissal from the service and alleged that the dismissal was done without any investigation against them. After this, the Patna High Court formed a committee of 5 judges and again issued an order to dismiss these three judges.