The Supreme Court of India issue a notice to IPS A Sudhakar Rao, State of Sikkim and UPSC seeking reply on the appointment of IPS A Sudhakar Rao as Director General of Police, Sikkim.
In a writ petition filed by one Gagan Rai, it has been alleged that the state government appointed IPS A Sudhakar Rao going against directions issued by the Supreme Court in the case of Prakash Singh Vs. Union of India
“Appointing such an officer to the post of DGP is totally against the spirit of the orders passed by this Hon’ble Court in the case of Prakash Singh” reads the WP
Petitioner Rai in his 90-page petition submitted at Supreme court on April 5 argued that the Government of Sikkim did not comply to the directions of Supreme court while appointing IPS A Sudhakar Rao as Director General of Police, Sikkim.
“In the matter of appointment of Director General of Police (DGP), the Govt. of Sikkim has not complied with the directions issued by this Hon’ble Court vide order dated 22.09.2006 in the case of Prakash Singh Vs. UOI & Ors” reads the petition
Further petitioner argued that the appointment was proceeded despite CBI finding IPS A Sudhakar Rao guilty in 2003 where IPS Rao was trapped by CBI on a complaint from two of his junior officers that he was asking from bribe from a senior United India Insurance official.
“At present the State Govt. has given charge of DGP of Sikkim to Respondent No.3 (IPS A Sudhakar Rao) , who was trapped by CBI on a complaint from two of his junior officers that he was asking from bribe from a senior United India Insurance official. The CBI raided the house of Respondent No.3 and CBI seized Rs.7.5 lactin cash and jewellery etc, which is evident from news published in Telegraph on 6.12.2003. Thereafter CBI registered an FIR being RC2/A/2003-ACU V dated 06.03.2003. As per information of the petitioner, in the departmental enquiry Respondent No.3 was found guilty and matter was sent to MHA for taking action, the decision of MHA/UPSC regarding punishment against respondent No.3 is awaited. Appointing such an officer to the post of DGP is totally against the spirit of the orders passed by this Hon’ble Court in the case of Prakash Singh” reads the petition
Following to the writ petition Supreme court on August 17 admitted the case and a bench of the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice JK Maheshwari, and Justice Hima Kohli while hearing the plea filed by one Gagan Rai through Advocate Satish Kumar issued notice to State of Sikkim, IPS A Sudhakar Rao and Union Public Service Commission.
As per records the tentative date of next hearing at supreme court is scheduled to be held on October 10.