DISMISSED POLICE constables of the state have filed a contempt petition before the Allahabad High Court. They have requested the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the state government for not complying with the court orders in the police constables recruitment scam case.
Petitioner Pawan Kumar Singh and others have alleged that the court, in its judgement dated December 8, 2008, had quashed the order of the state government by which they were removed en masse on the ground of alleged irregularities in the selection process. The government filed a special appeal against the single judge.
On March 4, 2009, a Division Bench of this court dismissed the special appeal. The petition alleged in spite of these two judgements, the dismissed constables were not being reinstated by the state government.
Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur Singh, Director General of Police Vikram Singh, IG Establishment, DIG Establishment and another were made respondents in this case. The petition is likely to come up for hearing in a day or two before the court dealing with contempt matters.
These police constables were recruited by the previous government when Mulayam Singh Yadav was chief minister. However, when the Mayawati Government came to power in May 2007, some complaints were made.
An inquiry was initiated on the basis of these complaints. The inquiry report found large-scale irregularities and corrupt practices were adopted during the selection process.
Hence, the state government quashed the recruitment of nearly 23,000 constables. The dismissed constables filed a writ petition before the single judge, who on December 8 quashed the order of the state government.
Then, the state government filed a special appeal against the single judge’s order. A Division Bench of this court on March 4 dismissed the special appeal of the state government.
According to the petitioner, the present contempt petition was filed as the judgments were not complied with.