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    High Court sets aside conviction of IAS officer

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    High Court reserves conviction of IAS officer

    Authorities was sentenced for contempt.

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    A view of Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, in Madurai.
    | Picture Credit: R. Ashok

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    Authorities was sentenced for contempt.

    The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has actually reserved a single judge’s order sentencing IAS officer Aneesh Sekhar, former Madurai Corporation Commissioner, to undergo basic jail time for one week for disobeying the court’s order.

    A Department Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi enabled the appeal chosen by Mr. Aneesh Sekhar versus the single judge’s order of 2019 and set aside the sentence. The judge had sentenced him for failing to follow the court’s order relating to fixing the seniority list for the cadre of assistants in the civic company.

    Nevertheless, the judge’s order had been modified by a Department Bench. When the court had passed a specific order and closed the contempt petition, the re-opening of the contempt petition by the single judge and the substantial conviction under The Contempt of Courts Act was bad in law, the Bench observed.

    Taking into account the truth that the seniority list was provided by Madurai Corporation in 2018 in accordance with the judgment of the Department Bench, the judges observed that the High Court was of the view that the order of the court was adhered to and set aside the conviction and sentence.

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