In connection with the Howrah Court violence, one Debasish Panja lodged an FIR by saying that he was abducted by advocates on 24.04.2019 at 5.00 PM and taken inside the Civil Court Complex. He was manhandled by the advocates and due to police intervention, his life was saved. By an FIR on the same day, the OC of Howrah Thana, Smt Rajarshri Dutta also mentioned as a reason for their intrusion in the court premises.
A judge is the pillar of entire justice system and public has a right to demand virtually irreproachable conduct from a judge (SC-10/12/2019)-A person discharging judicial duties acts on behalf of the State in discharge of its sovereign functions. Dispensation of justice is not only an onerous duty but has been considered as akin to discharge of a pious duty, and therefore, is a very serious matter. The standards of probity, conduct, integrity that may be relevant for discharge of duties by a careerist in another job cannot be the same for a judicial officer. A judge holds the office of a public trust. Impeccable integrity, unimpeachable independence with moral values embodied to the core are absolute imperatives which brooks no compromise. A judge is the pillar of the entire justice system and the public has a right to demand virtually irreproachable conduct from anyone performing a judicial function. Judges must strive for the highest standards of integrity in both their professional and personal lives.