Court revokes strictures against Himachal IAS officer Sanjay Gupta

Shimla: Pleading from removing stern strictures passed against him, Sanjay Gupta, a senior IAS officer was let off by the Himachal Pradesh High Court with a warning to mend his ways.

After hearing Sanjay Gupta’s review petition Justice Deepak Gupta observed, ‘I am of the view that he may be given one more chance to improve himself.’

Earlier, the court had passed strictures against the officer for callously having granted stay in a revenue case without serving notice or hearing the affected party.

The high court order had observed that the officer, “has little knowledge of law and who, despite an earlier warning given by the High Court, has not cared to improve.”

The court had ordered the state government to divest the officer of all judicial powers and post a competent officer in his place by Sep 15.

In the review petition, Sanjay Gupta had pleaded that in case he is removed from the post, he would suffer throughout his career, and sought the deletion of the adverse comments.

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