In a major setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government in Kerala, Supreme Court has issued a notice to Kerala government regarding TP Senkumar’s reinstatement and has also imposed a cost of Rs 25,000. Despite the apex court order, the state government has not reinstated TP Senkumar as DGP. The matter will come up on 11th May, next Tuesday, before the Supreme Court.
As per Asianet reports, the apex court has also observed, “We know what to do if orders are not complied with.”‘
VM Sudheeran, prominent Congress leader, and former KPCC chief told Asianet News, “The state government has continuously shown disrespect towards the apex court decision in Senkumar’s case. The government is trying to find loopholes not to implement the apex court verdict. To disrespect the apex court in this manner is not acceptable in a democracy. CM Pinarayi Vijayan should step down.”
“Supreme Court’s judgment is very clear. Reinstatement of Senkumar was being dragged on and delayed. The Communist government is a feudal government, state’s respected officials are being treated badly. No other state has shown such arrogance to the Supreme Court. Who is advising Pinarayi Vijayan?” said VD Satheesan, Congress.
Advocate Jayasankar told Asianet News, “The state government has failed in this legal battle.”
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Speaking to Asianet News, V Muralidharan, BJP said, “Before Pinarayi Vijayan loses face completely before the court and the public, he should reinstate Senkumar as DGP. It is clear as daylight that Senkumar is being harassed because he is not corrupt. The state government has failed in this legal battle and is still showing arrogance to the apex court by not complying.”
According to legal experts in the state, the Left-led government in Kerala will have to reinstate TP Senkumar as DGP Chief before May 11th, 2017, or face legal consequences.