Guj HC quashes DIG Rahul Sharma`s appeal

The Gujarat HC on Friday rejected DIG Rahul Sharma`s petition challenging the state government`s order rejecting his plea to provide information on inquiry against him.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2011, 16:05 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected Deputy Inspector General of Police Rahul Sharma`s petition challenging the state government order rejecting his plea to provide information on inquiry against him.

The High Court said that he should approach the appellate first.

The Gujarat IPS officer, who has been charged for breach of the Official Secrets Act, had approached the High Court on Thursday a day after Chief Minister Narendra Modi cleared the chargesheet against him.

Sharma had demanded documents and information based on which the state government initiated official proceedings against him. Sharma had also sought information on the show-cause notice served to him. He was, however, denied the information by the Home Department.

The action by the Gujarat government came days after the suspension of the state`s whistleblower cop Sanjeev Bhatt.

Sharma had prepared call records of certain important ministers and police officials in 2002 and had given it to the Nanavati Commission.

He also shared this information with the Special Investigation Team that was formed to probe the post-Godhra riots.