Acquittal in criminal case does not imply closure of disciplinary proceedings: Supreme Court

The Court noted that when the nature of the two proceedings is distinct. An acquittal in a criminal case does not entitle a delinquent employee to automatic discharge from departmental proceedings, the Court added.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

An employee's acquittal in a criminal case would not automatically mean that the employee is entitled to be discharged from disciplinary proceedings initiated over the same incident, the Supreme Court held on Tuesday. [State Bank of India and ors vs P Zadenga]

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