CAT issues contempt notice on top UP official

LUCKNOW || The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday served a contempt notice on principal secretary (Home) Debashish Panda, for not complying with its order to reinstate suspended IPS official Amitabh Thakur.

amthakurThe bench of Navneet Kumar and Jayati Chandra asked Panda to reply within 04 weeks why contempt proceeding shall not be initiated against him, fixing July 16 as the next date of hearing.

In the petition filed before the CAT, Amitabh Thakur had said that in its Interim order, CAT stayed his suspension and directed his reinstatement with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015, which was served to the State government on the same date, but it has not been complied so far.