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UP moves Supreme Court in Amitabh Thakur case

LUCKNOW || The UP government has moved to the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court which had quashed the appointment of the enquiry officer on 14 July 2015 in the Departmental enquiry initiated against him on 13 July even before serving the charge sheet on 15 July.

Amitabh25The State Government has filed a Special Leave Petition challenging the High Court order. It has also prayed for permission to continue the Departmental enquiry in the meantime.

Amitabh had challenged appointment of the Enquiry officer before Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), which had quashed this appointment on 27 January 2016.

The State government had challenged this order in Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court where the bench consisting of Justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Vijay Laxmi passed their order on 29 September, upholding the CAT order, saying they found no merit in the State government petition.

The Court said that officers belonging to the All India Service are discharging very sensitive duties, they are often made the victim of their impartial working and they are subjected to wrath of the Government just to teach a lesson, hence more safeguards are provided to them, which was not followed in this case.

Now the UP Government has challenged this order before the Supreme Court, saying that the High Court has made an emotional interpretation of the All India Service Rules which is not correct.