HC moved against new UP police chief’s appointment

Lucknow, Jan 4 (IANS) A petition was filed before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday challenging the appointment of Uttar Pradesh’s new police chief Javed Ahmad, on grounds he had superceded 13 Indian Police Service officials were senior to him.

In the petition, filed by social activist Nutan Thakur, it has been pleaded that Ahmad was given priority over these IPS officers in violation of the Supreme Court ruling in Prakash Singh vs Union of India case holding that the director general of police will be selected from amongst the three senior-most officers empanelled for promotion by the Union Public Service Commission on the basis of length of service, good record and range of experience.

The petitioner claimed the selection of the present DGP smacked of some wrong doing which appeared to be a quid pro quo.

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