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SC stays Centre’s determination to dismiss Gujarat cadre IPS officer who probed Ishrat Jahan’s encounter

The Supreme Court docket Monday stayed for every week, the Centre’s determination dismissing Satish Chandra Verma, a senior IPS officer who had assisted the CBI in its investigation into the alleged pretend encounter case of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat.

Verma was dismissed from the service on August 30, a month earlier than his scheduled retirement on September 30.

A bench of Justices Ok M Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy allowed Verma to strategy the Delhi Excessive Court docket difficult his dismissal and stated it’s for the excessive court docket to contemplate the query as as to whether the keep or trip of dismissal order is to proceed.

“We’re of the view that within the info of this case, the pursuits of justice would require that order handed by the respondent dismissing the appellant is to not be carried out until one week from at this time,” the bench stated. Verma had moved to the highest court docket after the Excessive Court docket allowed the house ministry to take motion in opposition to him within the wake of a departmental inquiry that proved the costs in opposition to him, together with interacting “with public media” when he was chief vigilance officer of the North Jap Electrical Energy Company, Shillong.

Verma had probed the Ishrat Jahan case of 2004 between April 2010 and October 2011.

Primarily based on his investigation report, a Particular Investigation Workforce held that the encounter was “pretend”.

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