In a seemingly shocking state of affairs, the Uttarkhand Police sought permission from the Allahabad High Court to institute legal proceedings against a lower-court woman judge, who not only misbehaved with an on-duty police personnel but also allegedly slapped him in public. The judge was suspended from her duty on Friday by a special team of the Allahabad High Court.
According to the Superintendent of Police (city) Pradeep Rai, the state police had written to the registrar general of the Allahabad High Court, seeking permission to file a case against the 48-year-old principal judge Jaya Pathak.
The police had also attached a video of the incident, which was shot by another cop and went viral on social media, as evidence along with the letter.
Enlightening more about the incident, sources in the Uttarakhand Police said:
The judge behaved like a common man, unnecessarily abused cops, manhandled them and obstructed government work.
It is to be noted that the case against the judge could be investigated only after having getting an affirmative nod from the registrar general. As per law, a sanction is mandatory from a competent authority to lodge a complaint and launch probe against any government official.
Pathak had come to the Premnagar police station on September 12 with her son, who is enrolled in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. They had allegedly brought the students to the police station after they clashed first on Monday and again on Tuesday.
In the video that went viral on social media, Pathak can be seen slapping an on-duty police personnel, while others are asking her to behave. You can watch the video here: