Patna: The Bihar cabinet Tuesday formally approved the dismissal of three senior judicial officers, as recommended by the Patna High Court, for their involvement in "undesirable activities" in a hotel in Nepal.
"The state government has approved the dismissal of three senior judicial officers by the high court which sent its recommendation to the government," Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told media persons here.
Last Friday, a full court meeting of the Patna High Court, presided over by Chief Justice Rekha M. Doshit approved a resolution, based on a standing committee recommendation, to dismiss the three from service.
The three are Komal Ram, a sub judge in Nawada district, Jitendra Nath Singh, adhoc additional district and session judge, Ara in Bhojpur district and Hari Niwas Gupta, judge of the family court in Muzaffarpur district, official said.
According to officials, the court initiated action against the three after a detailed inquiry following a report in Nepalese daily "Utgosh' Jan 29, 2013 about a raid in a hotel in Biratnagar town Jan 2 during which they were caught with some women. The trio was however released without recording their detention.
In last June, the union home ministry had written to the registrar general of Patna High Court to bring the matter to the notice of chief justice for information and appropriate action.
A preliminary inquiry was conducted by Purnea's District and Session Judge Sanay Kumar. Later, another inquiry was made by the union home ministry, the Bihar Police and telecom department.