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SC judgement directing Kerala Govt to Reinstate Senkumar As DGP

Source: livelaw.in

In an importnat verdict, the Supreme Court today (24th April 2017)  ordered the Kerala government to reinstate the ousted DGP T P Senkumar, holding that his removal was arbitrary and not as per established law.

“The question for our consideration is whether the appellant’s displacement from the post of State Police Chief in Kerala before the expiry of his tenure of two years was justified in law. In our opinion, the answer is in the negative. The removal or displacement or transfer out of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested so that the officer is not dealt with as a pawn in a game. Unfortunately, the somewhat exacting standards are absent in the present case and the appellant was displaced from the post of State Police Chief summarily and without reasonable cause.”

 

Read the full judgement below


Read more at: http://www.livelaw.in/breaking-reinstate-senkumar-dgp-sc-kerala-govt/