Judicial Appointments: Cannot turn the clock back on rejection of candidate who is acquitted at a later date, Supreme Court rules

Though he featured in the provisional list for appointment as District Judge, the appellant could not be appointed as there was a pending criminal case against him filed by his wife.
Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah
Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah

The Supreme Court has held that if the Examination-cum-Selection and Appointment Committee for appointment of judges takes a decision based on a pending criminal case, then the "clock cannot be turned backwards" on such a decision after the candidate is acquitted at a later date.

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