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CAT adjourns hearing on Sharma`s plea till Oct 5

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:31

Ahmedabad: The hearing on Gujarat IPS
officer Rahul Sharma`s petition, in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) challenging the chargesheet issued against him
by the state government was Thursday adjourned till October 5.

Sharma had approached the CAT early this month
challenging Gujarat government`s chargesheet against him
served on August 13, alleging him of misconduct under Sec 3(1)
of All India Service Rules 1969.

He is being accused of not submitting the original CDs
containing mobile phone call records related to 2002 communal riots period to the respective investigating officers of riot cases or to his supervisory officers.

The original CDs are presently not traceable, and only
copies of it were available.

Today, the Tribunal Bench of Mukesh Gupta and Ashok
Kumar adjourned the matter till October 5 after Sharma`s
counsel Mukul Sinha sought time to produce a document showing
that his client was infact summoned by Supreme Court Amicus curie in the post-Godhra riot cases Raju Ramchandran during his visit to state in June.
The bench had asked Sinha to produce the document
showing that Ramchandran had summoned Sharma during last
hearing in the matter.

Ramchandran had visited Gujarat after he was asked by
the SC to comment on report of the Special Investigation Team
(SIT), probing some of the post-Godhra riot cases.


First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:31

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