Compulsory or punitive retirement of 3-Sessions Judges, deserves judicial review

Finally the Govt. of J&K circulated a notification on the 1st day of January, 2014 terminating the services of 3-Session Judges of J&K namely, Shri Muzaffar Iqbal Qureshi, Shri Brij Mohan Gupta and Shri Shakti Kumar Gupta on the non-conventional grounds that they have lost their continued utility in-service.
Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Executive Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association & a noted constitutional advocate in the Supreme Court urged the Chief Justice of J&K High Court and the worthy judges to reconsider their decision to punish the three sitting judges as styled, ‘Compulsory retirement’ without even granting an opportunity to the sitting District & Sessions Judges before putting them to a disgraceful situation by earlier describing them as ‘dead wood’ and later used an other unconvincing physiology, ‘having lost continued utility’ a phrase not approved in the jurisprudence of law.
Prof. Bhim Singh pointed out that the Govt. Order has made a blunder by describing the ages of the respective judges. The Govt. Order No.08-LD(A) of 2014 dated 01.01.2014 maintained that M/s. Muzfar Iqbal Qureshi and Brij Mohan Gupta had crossed 58 years of age, which is not a correct statement. Shri Qureshi was given extension in service for his exemplary contribution only last year. He is plus 59 whereas Shri Brij Mohan Gupta is plus 58. They could have been respectfully allowed to retire within the ordinary meaning of the Service Rules. So far as Shri Shakti Kumar Gupta is concern he is plus 57 and not 55 as mentioned in the notification. This act of the Govt. to retire three worthy Sessions Judges when they had completed their tenure is questionable and speaks volumes on the non-application of mind by the government in blindly accepting the recommendations of the High Court to suit the government ulterior designs. They set act of the government is certainly a dangerous precedent to damage the free working of the judiciary and tentamounts to punishment, humiliation, intimidation and blackmailing the Sessions Judges.
The most shocking part of the notification is that the notice to the Judges who have served the Subordinate Judiciary with credible record for three decades has been waved. What happens when not a judge but three sitting Sessions Judges have been denied justice by the government. This is a blatant violation of the mandate of the Constitution as commanded under the domain of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. This also gives a reflection on the State of Affairs of judicial working in the State of J&K where the executive has been trying to dictate its terms to the courts as is evident from the present case. What shall happen to that democracy where a justice is denied of justice.
Prof. Bhim Singh has urged the Chief Justice of J&K High Court to reconsider its recommendations in the interest of justice, equity and rule of law.