Punjab: For the appointment of senior IPS officer Sumedh Singh Saini as Director General of Police here the Punjab and Haryana High court upheld.
A division bench of Chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain dismissed a petition filed by an NGO in April last year challenging Saini’s appointment as Punjab DGP by the SAD-BJP government.
Saini, then Chief Director of Punjab Vigilance Bureau, was appointed as DGP of Punjab Police on March 14 last year.
“All procedural formalities were taken care of while appointing Saini as the DGP and we do not find any fault in his appointment,” according to the bench, dismissing the PIL.
The NGO, Voices for Freedom, had in its petition alleged that all procedures were not followed and Saini was appointed to the top post despite a criminal case of alleged abduction and killing of three persons in Ludhiana district pending against him.