Government cannot disqualify a person from service due to mere registration of criminal case: Kerala High Court

The government cannot merely restate allegations made by the prosecution in a criminal case to hold that a service candidate is "bad" or "unsuitable for the post", the Court said.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently observed that while verifying a service candidate's character and antecedents, the government cannot disqualify a person from entering government service only because a criminal case was registered against him.[State of Kerala & Ors. v Durgadas & Ors.].

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