13 Dec 2013

Convicted JP to be urged to relinquish title

9:41 am on 13 December 2013

Immediate action is being taken to urge a Justice of the Peace found guilty of electoral fraud to give up his title.

Daljit Singh was convicted on two charges of forgery in the High Court in Auckland on Thursday over the registering of 116 voters in the Otara-Papatoetoe area, where he was standing for the local board in 2010.

The Royal Federation of Justices Associations says the integrity of its members is paramount.

Registrar Alan Hart said the Governor-General can remove a Justice from office if they are convicted of an offence punishable by a prison sentence.

He said the federation has asked the Auckland association to seek Singh's immediate resignation first.