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Judge’s plea charging senior of caste discrimination quashed

He said the senior judge denied him the basic facilities required to discharge judicial duties.

 caste discrimination, plea on caste discrimination, plea quashed, H L Dattu, national news, India news, nation newsThe Supreme Court Monday declined to entertain a petition by a trial court judge of Andhra Pradesh who had alleged caste discrimination against him by a sitting judge of the state high court.

A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu observed that the case pertained to a service matter related to an individual’s grievances. “How can we consider it to be a case on enforcement of fundamental rights? Everything that has been said in the petition relate to an individual’s service conditions,” observed the bench.

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It asked the counsel for K Bhishma Gangeyudu, an additional chief judge of a fast track court, to approach an appropriate forum for redressal of his grievances.

Gangeyudu, who belongs to the SC category, alleged that when he was posted at Rajahmundry in 2010, he faced caste-based discrimination from then principal district judge, who is now a sitting high court judge.

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He said the senior judge denied him the basic facilities required to discharge judicial duties.