Supreme Court dismisses appeals against Dinkar Gupta's appointment as Punjab DGP

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 16, 2021 3:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked appeals challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court order upholding the appointment of Dinkar Gupta as the then state Director General of Police, Punjab.

A Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao dismissed the appeals filed by IPS officers Siddharth Chattopadhyay and Mohammad Mustafa, who challenged the order appointing Dinkar Gupta as the Punjab DGP. "The appeals are dismissed," the Bench also comprising Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna said.

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The Supreme Court had reserved its order on the appeals after hearing all parties on September 15. Senior IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota has been given the additional charge of the Punjab DGP after Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, proceeded on leave.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on January 21, 2020 stayed the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order that had set aside the appointment of senior IPS officer Dinkar Gupta as the Punjab DGP.

1987 बैच के आईपीएस अफसर दिनकर गुप्ता बने पंजाब के नए डीजीपी - Dinkar gupta becomes new dgp of punjab and takes charge at punjab phq in chandigarh - Latest News & Updates in Hindi at India.com Hindi

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A two-member Bench of CAT had pronounced the order on an appeal by Mustafa and Chattopadhyaya, who had challenged Gupta's appointment on the grounds that they were "ignored" despite being senior to Gupta.

While Mustafa is a 1985 batch officer, Chattopadhyaya is a 1986 batch officer. Gupta is a 1987 batch officer. Gupta was appointed the DGP in 2019. He superseded five senior officers, including Mustafa and Chattopadhyaya.

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-PTC News

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