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The Uttrakhand High Court has suspended a District Judge who used a private Audi car belonging to another person after fixing the official board of the District Judge on that car, for travelling to a camp Court. The High Court's office memorandum described the act of District Judge Prashant Joshi as amounting to grave misconduct, and as "touching upon his integrity".
Importantly, against the owner(Kewal Krishan Soin) of the Audi car, an FIR under section 420, 467, 468, 471 & 120-B IPC is registered at Police Station Rajpur, District Dehradun and his writ petition (Criminal), praying for quashment of the FIR is pending before the High Court.
Further, during the period of suspension and until further orders, Judge Prashant Joshi would remain attached with the District Judgeship's headquarter Rudraprayag and he has been directed not to leave the station without obtaining the prior permission of the Hon'ble Court.