Judicial officials shouldn’t just follow instructions mechanically on printed proforma without thinking: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court recently stated that it is unpleasant and deplorable for judicial employees to issue orders by filling in the spaces on printed proforma without using their judicial judgement. (Krishna Kumar v. State)
In a criminal case, the High Court found that a summoning order issued by a magistrate had been mechanically passed, leading to a miscarriage of justice. The court made the observation while quashing the summoning order.
According to Justice Shamim Ahmed, summoning an accused person in a criminal case is a serious matter, and the order needs to show that the magistrate gave the relevant facts and laws his full attention.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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