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PIL filed in SC challenging Jharkhand Government’s decision of transferring the incumbent DGP and appointing another as acting DGP [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 29 Jul 2020 5:15pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary PIL filed in SC challenging Jharkhand Government’s decision of transferring the incumbent DGP and appointing another as acting DGP [READ PETITION]

A PIL has been filed before the SC challenging the decision of the JMM-congress-RJD government in Jharkhand to transfer the DGP upon coming into power in December 2019 and appointing an acting DGP. The petition states that such transfer is in violation of the norms set by Prakash Singh’s ruling regarding fixed tenure and seniority of state police chiefs. 

The petition was filed by the activist Prahlad Narayan Singh and narrates that on the superannuation of D.K Pandey, the then Director General of Police, the Government of Jharkhand initiated the process of appointment of new DGP as per the ruling in the case of Prakash Singh. 

In the month of March-April 2019 a panel of eligible senior high ranking police officers who also had sufficient left-over service was referred to the UPSC as per the directives given by the top court and upon final recommendation and consideration of the judgment in Prakash Singh’s case, Kamal Singh Choubey, IPS was appointed as Director-General of police for the state of Jharkhand.

The plea was filed through advocate Sanchit Garga urges that after the assembly elections in December 2019 a new government of JMM led was formed and wanted to bring M.V. Rao an officer fourth in seniority but their favourite on the post of DGP.

It submitted that “There was no complaint against Mr. Choubey and he also did not represent the government for his transfer/ posting elsewhere, therefore there was no occasion for the State Government to disturb his posting also on account of the… Continue Reading...


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