The Supreme Court on Monday posted till November 13 hearing of the PIL challenging the appointment of S S Virk as Maharashtra DGP on the allegation that he was not fit to hold the post as he was chargesheeted in a corruption case in Punjab during his deputation there.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice B S Chauhan also agreed to examine an application moved by former Punjab DGP K P S Gill questioning the maintainability of the PIL.
Though the apex court had on September 14 sought reply from the state on the PIL, the government did not come out with its response, after which it was granted further time.
The PIL filed by an NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) had complained that Virk was not only not entitled to hold the post in view of the chargesheet but the state government had granted him three months extension after his July 31 superannuation date.
Meanwhile, Gill, the former high-profile Punjab DGP, has filed an intervention application questioning the maintainaibility of the PIL on the ground that such petitions cannot be entertained to resolve service disputes.