The Supreme Court detained the Jharkhand government along with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the appointment of DGP in the state while hearing a contempt case for disobeying the rules.
The Supreme Court court headed by CJI Ramana detained the Jharkhand government and UPSC for the appointment of the Jharkhand Police Director General while hearing the contempt case against the state and commission for disobeying the minimum two-year stay for the DGP.
CJI Ramana asked top advocate Kapil Sibal, who was running for the Jharkhand government, why a new DGP was appointed even after the Supreme Court issued a notice in the matter directly affecting his appointment.
“This is absolutely wrong on the part of the state government,” CJI told the Jharkhand government.
Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that repeated requests had been made to the UPSC to form a panel for the selection of the DGP, but the UPSC told them to approach the Supreme Court. “We have written to the UPSC five times,” the state government told the court.
“We have seen the affidavit from the State and also the ‘big’ affidavit from the UPSC. They don’t even know what’s going on in the state, ”CJI Ramana said.
Expressing its displeasure at the way things had progressed on the matter, the CJI said: “UPSC needs a review. I can’t say anything more than this. “
The Supreme Court court implemented the current DGP Neeraj Sinha as a party to the matter, and the court indicated that any decision that is now approved by the court on this issue will likely affect it directly.
“Let him be heard,” the court noted in its order as it adjourned the matter to a later date.