Uttarakhand Civil Judge dismissed for torturing minor help

The notification to dismiss Deepali Sharma from service was issued by the Additional Chief Secretary


With a resolution passed by a Full Bench of the Uttarakhand High Court and the recommendation of the State Government, the Uttarakhand Government issued a notification dated October 21, 2020 for dismissal of Civil Judge (senior division) Deepali Sharma from service for allegedly torturing her 13-year-old minor domestic help at her residence in Haridwar.

According to the notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand Government Radha Raturi, the Full Bench of the Uttarakhand High Court had on October 14 passed a resolution recommending Sharma’s removal from services and sent the same to the State Government.

The 13-year-old girl had worked at Deepali Sharma’s residence from 2015 to 2018. The girl was rescued by the Police and a case was registered against Deepali Sharma at the Sidkul Police Station in Haridwar.

Deepali Sharma has been under suspension since February 2018 in connection with the same case. This happened after a police raid at her Haridwar residence in January 2018, in compliance with an order of the Uttarakhand High Court. The Police had discovered during the raid that the girl had several injury marks on her body.

Thereafter, the minor girl was rescued and a charge sheet was filed against Deepali Sharma which led to her suspension a month later in 2018.

The High Court had intervened in this matter on the basis of a report about the torture of the girl at Deepali Sharma’s residence submitted to the court by the Haridwar District Judge, Rajendra Singh.  

The notification can be read here:


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