Agra: The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM), who had allegedly forced a state police constable to take off his uniform in an open court, was transferred to Mahoba in Bundelkhand by the registrar general of the Allahabad high court on Saturday. Also Read - 'Freedom of Choice, Not Love Jihad': Court Scraps Hindu-Muslim Row, UP Govt Set For Crucial Meet Today
The transfer of the judge was ordered after the Agra SSP forwarded a report on the incident to the state DGP and senior judicial officers at the Allahabad High Court. Also Read - After Divorce, Husband Should Grant Maintenance Allowance to Wife And Kids, Rules Allahabad High Court
Ghurelal, 58, a driver with UP police, was called to the court made to stand without his uniform as a punishment for failing to let pass the judge’s car.
Babloo Kumar, Senior superintendent of police, Agra, took the cognizance of the incident and asked SP (rural) Ravi Kumar to file a report.
“The constable, having a good track record, was much disturbed after the incident and wanted voluntary retirement but was consoled,” the SSP said.
SSP Kumar said that he had forwarded the complaint to the district judge of Agra, Registrar General of High Court Allahabad and an administrative judge, and requested to take appropriate action.
UP police thanked DGP OP Singh for standing up for the lowest rung of the police force after Allahabad High Court issued transfer orders.
“Constable driver Ghure Lal has alleged that he was humiliated in court as the sitting judge forced him to take off his uniform including the beret, belt and khaki shirt, as punishment for not giving pass to his car. He was made to stand for half an hour in the court,” Babloo Kumar told to media.