In a brand new twist to the continuing administrative tussle within the hilly state, the Uttarakhand High Court whereas disposing of the petition of senior IPS officer Barinderjit Singh has requested the officer to first adjust to the executive process and make a illustration relating to his grievances to the state dwelling secretary earlier than in search of any courtroom order.
The Excessive Courtroom has additionally directed the state dwelling secretary Nitesh Kumar Jha to present a personnel listening to to Singh to determine on his illustration inside two months and problem an order on this regard. As per the Excessive Courtroom order the secretary may also give private hearings to a few senior IPS officers together with state DGP Ashok Kumar, former DGP Anil Raturi, and former DIG Kumaon Jagat Ram Joshi – earlier than issuing any orders.
The path got here from the bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari whereas listening to the petition filed by Singh towards his switch from the publish of SSP Udham Singh Nagar to commandant Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB).
The Singh in his petition alleged that his seniors have been interfering in his investigations and that he was transferred solely as a result of he refused to present in to the stress. His seniors – each serving and retired – have denied the allegations.
Singh had additionally alleged that his newest switch as SSP of Udham Singh Nagar district is a case of harassment.
In the meantime, Singh on Tuesday informed the Courtroom that he not desires to problem the switch order as nearly six months have passed by and he has joined his new posting. However he stated that his complaints must be listened to.
Singh had made representations earlier than the then DGP Anil Raturi. Nevertheless, since Raturi has retired and his grievance was towards then DG (legislation and order) – who’s now the DGP – Singh stated that his illustration ought to now be determined by state dwelling secretary.
“The courtroom has stated that if an worker is aggrieved by the functioning of his superior officers, then his grievances must be addressed as a result of if they’re ignored it not solely impacts the particular person however even demoralises different members of the pressure,” the courtroom order stated.