"Mere suspicion cannot constitute misconduct", SC re-instates judicial officer dismissed for enhancing compensation for land acquisitions

"Such relief­ oriented judicial approaches cannot by themselves be grounds to cast aspersions on the honesty and integrity of an officer", the Court said.
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The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a plea to re-instate a judicial officer from Uttar Pradesh, who had been dismissed from service on allegations that she had misjudged two land acquisition cases (Sadhna Chaudhary v. State of UP).

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