Above: Allahabad High Court
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (December 27) dealing with the dismissal of a school teacher on the account of the submission of fraudulent degrees noted that “a wicked mind should not hope for justice” and only a clean hearted person should expect justice.
Cheating and justice cannot stay together, observed a single member bench of Justice S P Kesarwani and denied the re-instatement of the teacher.
“Finding an appointment on the basis of fraudulent documents is fraud with the employer. No person has the right to sympathize with the appointment of such person,” the bench noted.
The bench was acting on the proposal sent by the school management committee of Indira Gandhi Higher Secondary School, Gorakhpur seeking dismissal of an assistant teacher, Vishnu Shankar Singh employed in the school.
Singh was dismissed after management committee of the Indira Gandhi Higher Secondary School found him guilty of securing the job on the basis of a fake MA degree.
Singh was dismissed from the job on January 29, 2010. He was appointed assistant teacher on July 5, 1991.
—India Legal Bureau