The Supreme Court has cautioned high courts against taking disciplinary action against judicial officers merely on the ground that they had passed wrong judicial orders.
“To err is human,” a Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose quoted Alexander Pope to the high courts in a recent judgment.
Justice Gupta challenged his brethren, saying “not one of us, who has held judicial office, can claim that we have never passed a wrong order”.
The Bench, in its judgment, held that high courts, which have administrative control over the subordinate judiciary, should only resort to disciplinary action against judicial officers ...
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