New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India is predicted to listen to the contempt plea filed in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah together with the Ministry of Home Affairs, difficult the appointment of Rakesh Asthana because the Commissioner of Delhi Police. A two-member bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kantn will hear the contempt petition on August 5.
Advocate ML Sharma whereas difficult the appointment of Rakesh Asthana because the Delhi Police Commissioner cited a violation of 2018 Supreme Court order as per which, UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) ought to, so far as sensible, take into account solely officers with two years of service left.
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In his plea, Sharma has stated that Asthana’s appointment quantities to ‘wilful denial’ of the apex courtroom’s judgement associated to the Prakash Singh case dated July 3, 2018. The lawyer in his petition earlier than the highest courtroom additionally demanded contempt proceedings in opposition to Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Home Ministry officers on this matter.
It could also be recalled that the Supreme Court whereas listening to the Prakash Singh case in 2019, highlighted clear lower pointers stating that no officer with lower than six months to retirement needs to be appointed as police chief.
On the opposite, Rakesh Asthana, who was about to retire on July 31, was given a 12 months’s extension after being appointed as police Commissioner of Delhi.
The Ministry of Home Affairs final month in July, issued an official discover asserting the appointment of former CBI particular director Rakesh Asthana as the brand new Delhi Police Commissioner. He changed Balaji Srivastava, who was given the extra cost of Delhi Police Commissioner in June this 12 months.