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PIL challenges police chief's appointment

The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the petitioner of a public interest litigation challenging the appointment of Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar to first approach the home ministry.

delhi Updated: Feb 27, 2013 23:59 IST
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The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the petitioner of a public interest litigation challenging the appointment of Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar to first approach the home ministry.

The court said an order cannot be passed as the petitioner, an IAS officer, had not given any representation to the competent authority before approaching this court. He can send his representation to the competent authority, the court said.

The bench said petitioner MS Devasayam, a Chennai- based retired IAS officer, can make a representation to the Union home ministry within a week.

The petitioner sought quashing of Kumar's appointment, alleging that he has been facing several charges of misuse of power and human rights' violations, which had come in way of his selection as the CBI director.