The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has terminated the service of three principal district and sessions Judges.
Formal premature retirement orders of Shakti Gupta, Principal District and Sessions Judge Kargil, Brij Mohan Gupta, Principal District and Sessions Judge Bhaderwah and Muzaffar Iqbal Qureshi, 3rd Additional District and Sessions Judge and Presiding Officer of the designated TADA and POTA courts in Srinagar, are being issued by Registrar General on Friday.
Highly placed sources told The Hindu that a Full Court Meeting of all the J&K High Court judges took place through videoconferencing on June 3. The meeting, presided over by Chief Justice M.M. Kumar in Srinagar, endorsed the decision of an administrative committee to terminate the services of three District and Sessions Judges on the basis of their “poor performance and other complaints.”
The Chief Justice has lately revived the system of reviewing the performance of the District and Sessions Judges on their attaining age of 50, 55 and 58 years. The retirement age for district and subordinate judges is 60 years.