High Court Judge Nicholas Ombija decided to retire and not face the Judges and Magistrates’ Vetting Board.
It is alleged that Ombija sent a termination letter to his employer and the Vetting Board’s chair Sharad Rao, stating that he had opted to take an early retirement.
Ombija was under scrutiny by the board which led to his dreadful decision. The tough judge continued serving the High Court despite being unfit to hold office. Ombija had challenged the verdict at the High Court, but did not rule in his favor. The matter was then taken to the Supreme Court.
Supreme court upheld the decision by the High Court and directed a fresh start to scrutinize the Judge with immediate effect.