Justice V Bhavani Subbaroyan observed that since the petitioner had admitted her guilt before the inquiry officer, the court was of the view that the disciplinary authority had rightly dismissed the petitioner from service for her misdeeds.


Madras high court refuses to grant relief to sacked cooperative society employee
Kaushik Kannan | TNN | Mar 15, 2020, 16:21 IST






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MADURAI: The Madras high court has refused to grant relief to a woman employee of a cooperative society who was dismissed from service on charges of stealing jewellery pledged by customers. The court observed that the authorities had rightly passed the order as the woman had breached the trust shown by the society.REMOVE ADS


The petitioner, K Mariyayee, was appointed as a sales woman in Thirukkampuliyur Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society in Karurdistrict in 1999.

She was dismissed from service in 2012 on charges of stealing gold jewellery pledged by the customers by replacing them with fake ones. Inquiries revealed that she had pledging the original jewellery at a private finance company for monetary gain.
The petitioner moved high court in seeking to quash the dismissal order and sought to reinstate her back in service.
Justice V Bhavani Subbaroyan observed that since the petitioner had admitted her guilt before the inquiry officer, the court was of the view that the disciplinary authority had rightly dismissed the petitioner from service for her misdeeds.



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