Judge Naveen Arora pleaded for justice by filing a petition in front of the bench of Justice Harikishan Roy and Justice Pankaj Mittal. But the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the High Court’s decision.
The last resort for a judge going abroad and having fun with someone else’s money has also been closed. The Supreme Court has also refused to interfere in the decision of the Delhi High Court. Judge Naveen Arora pleaded for justice by filing a petition before the bench of Justice Harikishan Roy and Justice Pankaj Mittal of the apex court. But the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the High Court’s decision.
Actually Naveen Arora went on a foreign trip in 2016 with his wife. Had fun there. When he returned, he got stuck while giving the report to his senior. In the documents he submitted, there was a mistake regarding the booking of the hotel. It was not known who paid the bill for the 5 star hotel. Inquiry sat in the matter. The investigating officer said in his report that the judge had taken a favor from a stranger.
The Delhi High Court dismissed Judge Naveen Arora from the job on the basis of the inquiry report. The High Court said that the judge should keep in mind that he is a judge. Someone is judging him too. A judicial officer should always keep in mind that he should not take any favor from anyone.
Judge said in defense – had tried to return the money
However, the judge said in his defense that the person who paid his hotel bill was an acquaintance of his brother. He said that he had to repay the debt of the person who paid the hotel bill. The judge also said that he had tried to return the money during his stay abroad, but the person paying the bill had said that he would take back all the money spent on his return.
The High Court said in its order that the judge himself admitted that he had taken a favor from a stranger. But he could not explain why he did this. This thing is enough to convict the judge. The High Court said that if action is not taken, a wrong message will be sent.