News reports regarding the alleged direction to judicial officers in Buxar by the Chief Justice of Patna High Court were published today, a day after the District Judge had withdrawn and clarified the order yesterday.
The District Judge of Buxar in Bihar had issued a clarification that the notice dated 6th January 2022 has been withdrawn and that the notice was not issued under the directions of the District Judge.
The notice in question said that "As directed in the light of direction of Hon'ble Chief Justice of Patna High Court, all presiding officers of court along with their respective Court's staff shall be cleaning temples in the morning on January 9, 2022 situated beside Circuit House if they are not engaged in special sitting of their respective Court on 09.01.2022 for hearing on Final Form, as directed earlier."
The clarification issued and signed by the District Judge on 10.01.2022 states as follows:-
"The notice dated 06/01/2022 issued by the In Charge Officer Officer (admn) wherein all the Judicial Officers and staff of Civil Court, Buxar Judgeship, were directed to remain present for cleaning temples, is withdrawn forthwith. No such directions were given by the Hon'ble The Chief Justice of The High Court of Judicature at Patna. There appears to be some mischief in the issuance of the aforesaid notice. The said notice was also not issued under the direction/instruction of the undersigned. The matter is being inquired into."