NRI UK magistrate dismissed for Twitter post !

Former councillor in the East Midlands city of Derby, Ajit Singh Atwal, has been removed as a magistrate after he posted a photograph on his Twitter account that was taken on a visit to India last year that showed him holding an AK-47 rifle. An investigation by the judicial conduct investigations office said Mr Ajit Singh Atwal, a magistrate assigned to the Derbyshire bench uploaded photographs of himself holding an automatic weapon, which is illegal in the UK, on his Twitter account. He was removed as a magistrate, as a conduct panel said the photographs brought the magistracy into disrepute and the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice concluded that this behaviour amounted to serious misconduct. Atwal has since apologised, removed the photo, insisted that the rifle was not loaded, and that his critics were politically motivated.