New Delhi, November 16
The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday junked appeals difficult the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket order upholding the appointment of Dinkar Gupta because the state Director Common of Police.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao dismissed the appeals filed by IPS officers Siddharth Chattopadhyay and Mohammad Mustafa, who challenged the order appointing Gupta because the Punjab DGP.
“The appeals are dismissed,” the bench additionally comprising Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna stated.
The apex courtroom had reserved its order on the appeals after listening to all of the events on September 15.
Senior IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota has been given the extra cost of the Punjab DGP after Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, proceeded on depart.
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on January 21, 2020 had stayed the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order that had put aside the appointment of senior IPS officer Gupta because the Punjab Police chief.
A two-member bench of CAT had pronounced the order on an enchantment by Mustafa and Chattopadhyaya, who had challenged Gupta’s appointment on the grounds that they have been “ignored” regardless of being senior to Gupta.
The cops additionally opposed the competition of the empanelment committee, which had despatched a report back to the UPSC, saying the officers lacked expertise in core policing areas.
Whereas Mustafa is a 1985 batch officer, Chattopadhyaya is a 1986 batch officer. Gupta is a 1987 batch officer.
Gupta was appointed the DGP in 2019. He outdated 5 senior officers, together with Mustafa and Chattopadhyaya.
In his earlier stint, Gupta was posted because the director common of police (intelligence), Punjab. PTI