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Suspended MP judge to cycle 700-km to seek justice for himself

Press Trust of India, Ratlam, Aug 19 2017, 19:42 IST
RK Shrivas, the suspended additional sessions judge from Madhya Pradesh. Twitter photo.

RK Shrivas, the suspended additional sessions judge from Madhya Pradesh. Twitter photo.

A suspended additional sessions judge today set off on a 700-km journey on bicycle from Neemuch to Jabalpur, where he plans to stage 'satyagrah' to draw the attention of the Madhya Pradesh High Court to the alleged injustice meted out to him.

R K Shrivas had carried out a sit-in outside the high court building in Jabalpur earlier to protest against his "frequent" transfers.

"I will stage satyagrah after reaching Jabalpur in protest against my transfers and suspension," he told reporters here.

Shrivas said that he would try to ride nearly 100 km per day and reach Jabalpur in seven days via Ujjain, Sehore, Mandideep, Gadarwara and Narsinghpur.

The suspended judge had also filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against judges of the MP high court.

At the sit-in staged by him outside the MP high court building in Jabalpur from August 1 to 3, Shrivas had alleged that he had been transferred four times in fifteen months in violation of the transfer policy.

After the judge called off his protest, Shrivas was posted in Neemuch and soon placed under suspension for "grave misconduct".

The additional sessions judge also alleged that despite the 'Transfer Policy-2015', which says that a judicial officer could work at one place for maximum of three years, "several officers were enjoying stints of as long as five years".

Shrivas had started as a Judicial Magistrate First Class in 2000, and was promoted as additional district judge about three years ago.

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