AN Roy's appointment as Maharashtra DGP struck down
The Bombay High Court set aside the appointment of senior IPS officer Anami N Roy as Maharashtra's Director General of Police, terming it as contrary to law.india Updated: Feb 05, 2009 15:46 IST
The Bombay High Court on Thursday set aside the appointment of senior IPS officer Anami N Roy as Maharashtra's Director General of Police, terming it as contrary to law.
The court also asked the state government to appoint a new DGP in four weeks.
Roy was appointed to the top post in February last year.
Another IPS officer Suprakash Chakravarti had filed an application before Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), challenging the appointment on the ground that Roy had superseded three other officers to the post.
The CAT had later held that while appointing Roy as DGP the state did not comply with the Supreme Court's directions in an earlier case.
Both Roy and the state government challenged CAT's decision in the High Court.
Today, a Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar upheld the CAT's order and termed Roy's appointment as contrary to the law.