Panna district collector Sanjay Kumar Mishra. Photo: Facebook/collectorpanna.

New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday, August 3, came down heavily on Panna district collector Sanjay Kumar Mishra for acting like a “political agent” of the ruling BJP during the Gunnour Janpad (block-level) panchayat election earlier this year and recommended that he be removed from his post.

The court’s remarks came while it was hearing an election petition by one Parmanand Sharma, who had contested the polls for the post of vice-president of the panchayat and had received the most votes, but had lost after district collector Mishra declared his election null and void.

During the court proceedings, a video of which has been circulating on social media, Justice Vivek Agarwal, hearing the case, opined that Mishra had acted like a “political agent of the ruling party” and recommended he be removed from his post because he “has no regard for the principle of natural justice”.

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