SC to hear pleas on appointment of DGPs on January 15
The Supreme Court will hear the petitions of various state governments including Punjab seeking to implement their local laws regarding selection and appointment of Director General of Police (DGP) on January 15.
The top court said it will hear the pleas of Bihar, Punjab and Haryana along with the petitions filed by West Bengal and Kerala.
“List the applications on January 15, 2019 along with the applications filed by the States of West Bengal and Kerala,” said a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and S K Kaul.
DGPs including Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) were due to retire on December 31 last year and now they will remain in office till January 31 as per the earlier order of the apex court.
The apex court had on December 12 last year, extended till January 31 the tenures of present DGPs of Punjab and Haryana and agreed to hear the states’ pleas seeking to implement their local laws regarding selection and appointment of the police chief.