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PIL to restrain Govt from re-appointing Roy as DGP withdrawn

A police inspector has withdrawn a PIL filed by him in Bombay High Court praying for a direction to restrain the state government from re-appointing former Director General of Police AN Roy to the post after the present DGP S S Virk's term expires on July 31.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 22:49 IST

A police inspector has withdrawn a PIL filed by him in Bombay High Court praying for a direction to restrain the state government from re-appointing former Director General of Police AN Roy to the post after the present DGP S S Virk's term expires on July 31.

The PIL was withdrawn yesterday by Sarjerao Mahadev Shinde who prayed that Roy should not be re-appointed to the post as he was in charge when the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks happened.

Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice AM Khanwilkar wanted to know if Shinde had taken his department's permission before filing the petition.

Shinde however stated that he has filed the PIL as an ordinary citizen. Thereafter, he said he was withdrawing the same. The state government had told the court that the current DGP SS Virk's term has been extended by three months. The court then sought all original records pertaining to Virk's extension.