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Mumbai CAT cannot deal with DGP Virk’s matter, says HC

india Updated: Aug 28, 2009 20:42 IST
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Maharashtra DGP SS Virk

The Bombay High Court on Friday ruled that Mumbai bench of Central Administrative Tribunal cannot hear the case of SS Virk, the Maharashtra Director General of Police.

Virk, who served in Punjab from 1984 to 2007, is facing chargesheet in a corruption case, as well as a disciplinary inquiry there.

He had challenged both before Chandigarh CAT, but after his transfer to Maharashtra, he moved CAT Mumbai and sought transfer of the proceedings to Mumbai.

He also asked for a stay to the disciplinary inquiry in Punjab.

Punjab governement raised objection before Mumbai CAT, saying that it had no jurisdiction to entertain Virk’s application. When CAT refused to accept this, Punjab government moved Bombay High Court.

The bench led by Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar held on Friday that since matters were pending before Chandigarh CAT as well as Punjab and Haryana High Court, the CAT Mumbai lacked the jurisdiction.