The Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs has terminated the services of Sarwesh Gupta, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, Jammu.
According to a statement issued by the Law Department, the Court of 3rd Additional District and Sessions Judge Jammu vide its judgment dated: 26-12-2015 in a case titled State v/s Dhanvir Singh, involving offences under sections 366, 376 RPC in FIR No: 23/2013 PS Gharota acquitted the accused of the allegations leveled against him in the said FIR.
"However, 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor Jammu forwarded the judgment to the Law Department on 11-03-2016 after the limitation period of filing the appeal was over," the statement said.
It said taking strong exception to the conduct of the 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor, his services have been ordered to be terminated forthwith.
"Public Prosecutor Jammu has been directed to look after the work of 3rd Additional Public Prosecutor till alternate arrangement is put in place," it said.