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HC directs MP Govt to form state security board

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a public interest litigation seeking direction to put an end to the political intervention in the appointment, transfers and promotion of police officials in the state with a direction to form the state security board, reports P Naveen.

bhopal Updated: Nov 05, 2009 20:14 IST
P Naveen

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a public interest litigation seeking direction to put an end to the political intervention in the appointment, transfers and promotion of police officials in the state on Wednesday with a direction to form the state security board.

The HC double bench comprising Deepak Mishra and R K Gupta also directed the state government to comply with the Supreme Court order in Prakash Singh Badal Case passed in 2006, which elaborated the ways and means to put an end to political intervention in the functioning of the police force across the country.

The petitioner Ajay Dubey, contended that state government was not only complying with the Apex court order but also grossly violating it that amounted to the contempt of court.

While substantiating his allegation, he produced official records he gathered through RTI about the appointments and transfers of the police official made through political recommendation in the state.

Besides this, his counsel Parag Chaturvedi said the state government also failed to form police establishment board, security commission, separation police personnel for law and order and investigation etc in bid to misuse the police force for serving political ends rather than serving the general public.