`Petition of IPS officer Rahul Sharma rejected`

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 22:53

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected
IPS officer Rahul Sharma`s petition seeking details of the
grounds on which he was served a show cause notice by the
state government in February this year over providing phone
call records related to the 2002 riots.

Justice Abhilasha Kumari, hearing the case, said the
court did not find it appropriate to interfere when an
alternative statutory provision for appeal was available to
the petitioner.

The petition also does not disclose violation of any
fundamental rights of the petitioner, the court added.

Sharma, a DIG rank officer, was served the show cause
notice by the state Home department on February 5, asking why
he should not be chargesheeted for giving CDs containing the
2002 riots phone call records to various agencies, including
the Nanavati Commission and the SIT, without government
authorisation.

In his petition filed yesterday, Sharma said when he
asked the state government on what grounds was he issued a
show cause on the matter, it refused to give him information
regarding the same.

During the proceedings, Justice Kumari observed that some
of the directions sought by Sharma were related to the show
cause notice and it pertained to service matters.

She declined to entertain these prayers saying that she
was not assigned to deal with service matters.

Following this, Sharma`s lawyer Mukul Sinha said he would
not like to press for those prayers relating to service
matters and sought permission of the court to approach the
appropriate authority.

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 22:53

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