What constitutes MORAL TURPITUDE?
i would like the discussion to go keeping in mind the Service Law....better would be if my friends come up with few judgments as well :-)
PJANARDHANA REDDY (ADVOCATE & DIRECTOR) 13 December 2009
I HOPE THESE 2 JUDGMENT CAN THROW SOME LIGHT ABOUT 'MORAL TURPITUDE'
(2009) 2 MLJ 560
N.K.Assumi (Advocate) 13 December 2009
Dear Kiran, if you read the Nixon's water gate scandal case it is there, but in India I have found this.
1.Whether the act leading to a connection was such as could schock the moral conscience of society in general;
2.Whether the motive which led to the act was base one; and
3.Whether on account of the act having been committed the perpetrator could be considered to be depraved character of a person who was to b looked down upon by society: AIR 1963 All 527: AIR 1966 Punjab 393:
Moral turpitude has not been defined anywhere.But simply put, any act that is contrary to jusice,honesty,modesty or good morals.
Arvind Singh Chauhan (advocate) 13 December 2009
Nice to see you after so many days. "Moral Tupitude" is defined in our state Uttarakhand, THE UTTARAKHAND POLICE ACT 2007. Sec 2 (k) Provides-" Moral turpitude" means involvement in any crime, which among other thing, either pertains to cheating, forgery, drugs, intoxication, offending the modesty of a woman, or any offence against State as mentioned in Chapter VI of the Indian Penal Code 1860.
Moral Turpitude a term of frequent occurrence in statutes, especially those providing that a witness' conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude may be shown as tending to impeach his credibility. In general, it means neither more nor less than "turpitude", i.e. anything done contrary to justice, honesty, modesty, or good morals."
Sunil Agarkar (Consultant and Advocate) 15 December 2009
Moral Terpitude is
1 a behaviour contratory to general and established-set principles of right & wrong,
2 behaviour which of vary low in standards and not acceptable / expected in society / culture in general,
3 characterless behaviour,
4 a behaviour that affects the pride, esteem confidence of a culture/ organisation,
5 a behaviour that is unethical.
6 a behaviour against law of land.
Bharatendu Yadav 04 November 2015
Is there any supreme court or high court judgement, accepting the conviction under IPC sec-147/148 as pertaining to moral turpitude ? or any judgement saying conviction under sec 147/148 doesn't fall under moral turpitude ?
A link to the same would be real help.