DGP gets contempt notice from HC

The Gujarat High Court Monday issued contempt notices to Director General of Police Chitranjan Singh and other officials on a plea filed by a constable who had sought a transfer back to his home district of Surat from Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district.

Petitioner Haroon Yusuf Kadiwala, a head constable in Gujarat Police, told the court his seniors had not complied with its February 2011 order.

Kadiwala also stated in his petition that instead of complying with the HC order, his superiors had started a departmental inquiry against him.

"Instead of compliance of the order, he was told the government had decided not to repatriate him to his parent district in Surat since a departmental inquiry was pending in Surat," Kadiwala submitted.

In February, 2011 the HC had passed an order that head constables and constables could not be transferred permanently out of their home postings. It had observed they could be posted outside in cases of emergency or administrative requirement but should be posted back home as soon as the same was over.

The next hearing is scheduled for February 25.

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