Kavaratti district judge molests lawyer in chamber, transferred to Pala

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Kochi: Lakshadweep's Kavaratti District Judge K Anilkumar has been transferred to Pala for molesting a young lawyer in his chamber.

He will now take charge as the Motor Vehicles Compensation Tribunal judge in Pala.

According to the complainant, Anilkumar promised to take a favourable stand in cases if she didn't disclose the incident to the High Court registrar.

However, the complainant said that despite registering her grievance, no action was taken. That is when the accused was transferred.

The young lawyer filed a molestation complaint against Anilkumar with the Registrar General of the High Court on March 11. In the complaint, it was stated that the judge called her to his chamber and grabbed her. This caused considerable mental trauma in the complainant.

Members of the Lakshadweep Bar Association met with the Registrar General of the High Court regarding the complaint.

The transfer came into effect when the complainant was preparing to proceed legally due to the lackadaisical approach of the registrar.

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