Bangalore: Karnataka government on Saturday decided to appoint AR Infant as Director General of Police following the High Court`s verdict which had struck down the appointment of Shankar Bidari as state DGP and IG.
"Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda had a meeting with senior officers and we decided to give charge to AR Infant as DGP of Karnataka", Home Minister R Asoka told reporters here.
However, the government would move the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict, as it has to protect the interests of the state, he said.
"Since the appointment of the DGP comes under the state government, we have told our Advocate General to appeal in Supreme Court", Asoka said.
The High Court had yesterday dismissed the writ petitions filed by the state government and Bidari challenging the Central Administrative Tribunal order as "without merit and substance" and held his empanelment by UPSC and consequent appointment as "void and illegal."
The court had also directed the state government to relieve Bidari forthwith and appoint AR Infant in his place.