The Uttarakhand government dismissed civil judge Deepali Sharma from service on Wednesday for allegedly torturing a minor girl who worked as a domestic help at her residence. The 13-year-old worked  in Sharma’s Haridwar residence from 2015 to 2018. She was rescued by the police and a charge sheet was filed at the Sikdul police station which led to the judge’s suspension in 2018, reported Deccan Herald. 

The government issued a notification of her termination on Wednesday, accepting the decision of the Uttarakhand High Court regarding the same. Additional chief secretary, Radha Raturi issued the notification, which stated that the full bench of the High Court on October 14 passed a resolution recommending Sharma’s removal from services and sent the same to the state government, reported HT. The notification further stated that Governor Baby Rani Maurya has granted permission to the same.

What You Should Know

  • The Uttarakhand government dismissed civil judge Deepali Sharma from service on Wednesday for torturing a minor girl who worked as a domestic help at her residence.
  • Judge Deepali Sharma was suspended in February 2018 in connection to the case. 
  • The police raided her Haridwar residence in January 2018 during which they found the girl with injuries.

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In February 2018 the police raided her Haridwar residence during the raid they found the girl with several injury marks on her body.

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The High Court had taken up the issue based on a report submitted to them by the Haridwar District Judge Rajendra Singh about the alleged torture of the minor girl at Sharma’s residence.

Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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