Public prosecutor sacked for ‘dereliction’ of duty

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has sacked a public prosecutor on the charge of dereliction of duty, the Law department said today.
The Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs has terminated the services of Sarwesh Gupta, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, Jammu, an official spokesman said today.
According to a statement issued by the Law department, the court of 3rd Additional District and Sessions Judge, Jammu, vide its judgement dated: 26-12-2015 in a case titled State v/s Dhanvir Singh, involving offences under relevant sections of Ranbir Penal Code, PS Gharota acquitted the accused of the allegations levelled against him in the FIR.
“However, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, Jammu, forwarded the judgement to the Law Department on 11-03-2016 after the limitation period of filing the appeal was over,” the statement said.
It said taking strong exception to the conduct of the 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, his services have been ordered to be terminated forthwith.

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