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MP High Court Initiates Contempt Proceedings Against Collector for Willful Disobedience of The Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 27 May 2020 1:42am

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On May 14, 2020, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Vishal Dhagat of the Hon’ble Madhya Paresh High Court has in the matter of P. N. Chaturvedi v. Shri Chandramohan Thakur and another, initiated contempt proceedings against District Collector, Annupur for disobeying the High Court order wilfully on multiple occasions. 

Background of the Case: 

The petitioner in the case is presently working asAssistant Commissioner Tribal Welfare, Anuppur. He was transferredto Gwalior vide order dated August 24, 2019.He had challenged that order by filing a writ petition before the High Court, and the High Court had stayed that order on August 30, 2020. He had communicated the stay order passed by the High Court to Respondent No. 1 (R1). R1 had in the note sheet mentioned that the charge of Assistant Commissioner Tribal Welfare, Anuppur had been given to D.S. Rawat much before transfer order dated August 24, 2020, andhad advised the petitioner to join in the district as per government order.

The High Court had in its order directed that if petitioner had been relieved and if somebody had been brought in his place even then petitioner shall be allowed to continue at his place of posting i.e. at District Anuppur. The counsel appearing for the petitioner had argued that R1 had wilfully and deliberately disobeyed the Court order.

Advocate General (AG) appearing for R1 had argued that three departmental enquiries were pending against the petitioner with allegations of financial misappropriation and also an enquiry before the office of Lokayukt. AG also argued that note sheet… Continue Reading...

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