Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Conducts Sensitive Research In Nuclear Science: Bombay HC Upholds Rejection Of Candidature Citing Criminal Antecedents
Case: Swapnil Prakash Parab v. The State of Maharashtra and Anr.
Coram: Justices S. V. Gangapurwala and R. N. Laddha
Case No.: Writ Petition (L) No. 16826 of 2021
Court Observation: “A candidate interested in joining such a sensitive institution is expected to have a flawless character and integrity without blemishes. An individual with criminal antecedents will not fit in this category. He should be reliable and trustworthy. He was expected to state all the required information honestly”
“He had to make a declaration and leave it to the employer to determine the effect of the pendency of a criminal case on his upcoming job”
“Besides, looking at the sensitive nature of activities undertaken at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, we cannot say that the employer’s decision to reject the Petitioner’s representation was unreasonable or arbitrary”