Former Kerala DGP TP Senkumar backs off from decision to seek urgent hearing on contempt plea against Chief Secretary Nalini Netto

By: | Updated: May 1, 2017 3:10 PM

Earlier, TP Senkumar had moved the Supreme Court by filing a contempt petition against Kerala Chief Secretary over the delay in his reinstatement.

Former Kerala DGP TP Senkumar. (PTI)

According to Manorama News, former Kerala DGP TP Senkumar reportedly backed off from his decision to seek an urgent hearing today on his contempt plea against Kerala Chief Secretary Nalini Netto over the delay in his reinstatement. Though his advocate had reached the apex court, TP Senkumar backed off at the last minute, as per Manorama News reports.

Earlier, TP Senkumar had moved the Supreme Court by filing a contempt petition against Kerala Chief Secretary over the delay in his reinstatement. On 24th April 2017, a division bench of Supreme Court Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta had directed the Kerala government to reinstate TP Senkumar as Kerala DGP but no action has been taken by the state government so far.

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In his petition, TP Senkumar states, “There is a sinister intention behind the contemnor’s resolute refusal to implement this Hon’ble court’s directions…Even if the Contemnor finally implements this Hon’ble court’s directions, she may at all costs delay the implementation solely to frustrate the petitioner’s case.”

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“The situation has reached such a low point in Kerala that the state’s senior-most IPS officer is finding it difficult to get justice even after the Supreme Court pronounced that he should be reinstated immediately.” BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan also pointed out that instead of complying with Supreme Court’s directions, the state government is attempting to delay TP Senkumar’s reinstatement as much as possible.

Earlier,  MM Hassan, senior Congress leader, and interim KPCC president, had posted on his Facebook page in Malayalam and the translated version is as follows: “The Supreme Court’s direction to reinstate former DGP TP Senkumar immediately has come as a major setback for the LDF government. TP Senkumar was removed from his post as DGP citing lapses by the police in investigating the Jisha and Puttingal temple fire case. That TP Senkumar’s removal was a politically motivated move is clear from Supreme Court’s direction to reinstate him immediately…”

In his plea, TP Senkumar had further requested the apex court to extend his tenure as DGP for the period that was illegally taken away from him. He has also cited the judgment in Prakash Singh’s case regarding the same.

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