CAT refuses relief to Delhi police inspector
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Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 18:30
New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal has refused to give relief to a Delhi Police Inspector whose three years of service was forfeited for being drunk while on duty.

The Tribunal also declined to interfere with the order of the quasi-judicial bodies, saying that nothing "illegal" has been found in the decision of the disciplinary and the appellate authorities which imposed the penalty.

"A glance through the order passed by the disciplinary authority reveals that it has discussed the various pleas taken by the inspector in his representation at considerable length," the Tribunal, comprising Members Shanker Raju and N D Dayal, said while dismissing the petition of Inspector Devender Kumar.

It rejected the Inspector's contentions that the orders of the disciplinary and appellate authorities were not reasoned orders.

"Keeping in view of the seriousness of the charges against the inspector, who was a member of the disciplined force, the penalty was imposed," the Tribunal said.

The Tribunal passed the order on a plea of Kumar seeking to set aside the inquiry report, order of punishment as well as appellate order and restoration of his withheld increment benefits.

"It is well settled that the scope of judicial review is limited. The court does not sit in appeal over the decision of the quasi-judicial authorities and would not ordinarily intervene unless illegality and infirmity becomes evident," the Tribunal said.


First Published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 18:30

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