Based on the recommendation of the Bilaspur High Court, the Chhattisgarh government has dismissed Sukma’s Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabhakar Gwal from “service in public interest with immediate effect”.
While senior government officials refused to reveal the allegations on the basis of which the decision was taken, they said that a “full court of the Bilaspur High Court has given this recommendation, and we are duty bound to abide by it.”
Earlier, Gwal had hit the headlines for alleging that a BJP legislator, Ramlal Chouhan, had threatened him after he convicted five people in connection with the leak of PMT question papers in 2011.
His wife too had written to the President alleging harassment, claiming that Gwal was transferred to Sukma as a result of his judgment.
In its April 1 order, the High Court had recommended that Gwal be dismissed from service in public interest.