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SC Stays HC's Order Issuing NBW Against Karnataka DG & IGP, Praveen Sood

Lawstreet Journal 21 Feb 2020 7:32pm

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On February 20, 2020 Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant stayed the Karnataka High Court's order issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the State Police Chief Praveen Sood for non-compliance of an order related to transfer of a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The court passed order after hearing briefly the submission by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the Karnataka government and the police chief, Praveen Sood. The court has decided to take up the issue after the end of the listed matters, as Mehta sought an urgent hearing.

The High Court on February 18, 2020 issued the arrest warrant against the Praveen Sood, 1986-cadre IPS officer, appointed recently as the Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP), after he failed to file response to the plea filed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) S.S. Kashi.  Being irked over the fact that neither the DGP's office filed a reply on February 18 nor the police chief appeared during the day as directed by it. The High Court was then hearing a writ petition filed by one S.S. Kashi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, challenging the order of December 16, 2019, by the Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal (KSAT), declining to stay his transfer to Central Crime Branch (CCB), Bengaluru. The KSAT had held that the employee concerned had no vested right or interest to be posted on a particular place or post.

In the special leave petition by Kashi, it was contended that the… Continue Reading...

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