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Woman trial court judge can t be reinstated: MP HC tells SC

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has told the Supreme Court that a woman judicial officer, who is seeking reinstatement after having resigned following inquiry into her allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting high court judge, cannot be reinstated. The high court judge was given a clean chit in December 2017 by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel which had probed the allegations. The woman has moved the apex court seeking that the administrative order of January 11, 2017 passed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court, dismissing her application for reinstatement into the Madhya Pradesh Higher Judicial Services, should be set aside. In its reply filed in the top court, the high court has said that her petition was not maintainable as the allegations levelled there has already been rejected by two separate inquiry committees. The registrar general of the high court also said that high court had not compelled her to tender resignation and now, she cannot be allowed to withdraw it. During the .

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