Bombay High Court notice to prosecutor who 'slapped' judge over decision

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has taken suo motu notice of an incident where a sessions court judge was allegedly assaulted by an assistant public prosecutor in the court premises. Assistant public prosecutor Dinesh Parate allegedly slapped senior civil judge K R Deshpande outside a lift on the seventh floor of the Nagpur District and Sessions court around noon Wednesday.

Parate tried to run away after the incident but was caught by the police personnel present there. Justice Deshpande of the high court noted in his order that it was a serious matter where personal security of a judge was under threat. According to the police, the lawyer was miffed over the judge’s decision in a case.

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