'Honourable acquittal' in criminal cases can be insisted upon as condition for employment in disciplined force: Supreme Court

The Court held that if a person is acquitted of an offence involving moral turpitude by giving him the benefit of doubt or because the witnesses turned hostile, it would not automatically entitle him to employment.
'Honourable acquittal' in criminal cases can be insisted upon as condition for employment in disciplined force: Supreme Court
Justices JK Maheshwari, Indira Banerjee

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that if a person is acquitted of an offence involving moral turpitude by giving him the benefit of doubt or because the witnesses turned hostile, it would not automatically entitle him to employment, particularly in a disciplined force like Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) [Union of India v. Methu Meda].

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