The Supreme Court today allowed acting Director General of Police (DGP) for Jammu & Kashmir Dilbag Singh to hold the post till regular appointment is made.
This was allowed after opposition of Prashant Bhushan apperaring for the petitioners who said that Singh is number 5 in seniority and his appointment violates prior orders passed by the Supreme Court.
“This is a very serious violation of your Lordships’ order. They’ve appointed somebody who is number five in seniority as acting DGP. We’ve filed a contempt application. How can the State be allowed to do this? Your Lordships’ order has no meaning?”
The appointment of regular DGP will take place in five weeks after the UPSC takes a decision on the panel names of senior police officers.
For now court allowed Dilbag Singh to continue as DGP till the UPSC decides on the proposal submitted by the State.
The PIL is head by the bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud.
With Inputs and Source: Bar and Bench