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Supreme Court asks HC to decide plea against Asthana's appointment in 2 weeks

Source: PTI
August 25, 2021 13:37 IST
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The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Delhi high court to decide within two weeks the plea pending before it challenging the appointment of senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi police commissioner.

IMAGE: Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. Photograph: Prem Singh/ANI Photo.

The 1984-batch IPS officer, who had shifted to the Union cadre from Gujarat and was earlier serving as the director general of Border Security Force, was appointed Delhi police commissioner on July 27, four days before his superannuation on July 31.

 

He will have a tenure of one year as the police chief of the national capital.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant permitted NGO 'Centre for Public Interest Litigation' (CPIL) to move to the Delhi high court to intervene in the pending plea against the appointment of Asthana.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said that some more time be given to the high court as the government will have to file its response to the pending plea there.

The petition, moved by advocate Prashant Bhushan, urged the court to set aside the Centre's order to appoint Asthana after extending his service period.

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