Petition Against Appointment Of Uttar Pradesh Top Cop Filed In High Court

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Petition Against Appointment Of Uttar Pradesh Top Cop Filed In High Court

The petitioner has sought a direction for the removal of Javeed Ahmad from the post of DGP, claiming he is not being legally empowered to hold this position.

Lucknow:  A writ petition was today filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high questioning the appointment of Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad.

Petitioner Nutan Thakur, a social activist, alleged that Mr Ahmad was appointed as DGP superceding 13 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers from the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cadre, of whom eight are actually working in the state while four IPS officers are on central deputations, petitioner's counsel Ashok Pandey said.

The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on January 6, claimed that Mr Ahmad was given priority over the eight IPS officers as against the Supreme Court ruling in 'Prakash Singh vs Union of India' case.

Whenever there is any alleged deviation from the law of the land, it sends a bad signal and sets a bad precedence, indicating "quid pro quo", the petition alleged.

The petitioner has sought a direction for the removal of Mr Ahmad from the post of DGP, claiming he was not being legally empowered to hold this position.
     
Ms Thakur's husband is Amitabh Thakur, a suspended IPS officer of UP, who had accused Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him on phone with dire consequences, a charge denied by Mr Yadav.

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