Legal experts question standing of Indian Supreme Court on IPS officer’s dismissal

New Delhi, September 20 (KMS): Instead of rejecting the Modi government’s order about dismissal of an IPS officer, Satish Chandra Verma, in one go for assisting the Gujarat High Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, the Indian Supreme Court has just stayed his unjust termination for one week.

The Gujarat IPS officer, Satish Chandra Verma, was dismissed from the service on August 30, a month before his retirement for honestly assisting the court in exposing the real faces behind the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Verma was last posted as the Inspector General of Police, CRPF Training College in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

He had probed the 2004 Ishrat Jahan case between April 2010 and October 2011. Based on his report, the SIT concluded that the encounter, which killed four Muslims including Ishrat Jahan Raza was fake and the victims were innocent.

“We are of the view that in the facts of this case, the interests of justice require that the order passed by the respondent dismissing the appellant is not to be implemented till one week from today,” said the bench which also included Justice Hrishikesh Roy.

Verma had moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi HC order permitting the Indian Home Ministry to go ahead with his dismissal.

Legal experts while raising finger at the conduct of Delhi High Court and now Supreme Court of India asked who would assist the judiciary in future when honest officers like Verma could meet such brutal fate by the Hindutva government.

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