Himachal High Court demands list of tainted cops with sensitive postings

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court today hauled up the police administration regarding posting of officers with doubtful integrity at sensitive positions and has sought an explanation about it from the Director General Police (DGP).

Hearing an appeal by three police officers from Sirmour who have challenged their transfer from the district constabulary to battalions, the division bench presided over by Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice DD Sud asked the DGP to furnish the names of those who currently figure in the list about police officers with doubtful integrity (ODI) along with their place of postings.

The three police officers have approached the court alleging that there were numerous police officers who figure in the current ODI list and yet they were continuing to hold sensitive postings.

The aggrieved officers had had earlier challenged their transfer through a writ petition, which the High Court had turned down, citing a government prerogative for transferring them as their names figured in the ODI list.

Before posting the case for January 5, 2012, the judges directed the DGP to explain in an affidavit the reason to retain the ODI police officers in sensitive postings, if any of them are posted as such.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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