HC directs govt to reassess mass transfer of cops
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Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 21:17
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the government to reconsider en masse transfers of 75 police personnel in the state, saying it was in violation of guidelines.

Disposing of a batch of petitions, Justice CT Ravikumar directed the government to take a fresh consideration on the transfer of police constables and head constables after the new government took charge.

The government claimed that en masse transfers were made on the basis of administrative exigencies.

The court said the transfers cloaking as administrative exigency was "incorrect".

Earlier, the court had stayed the transfers but later the stay was not extended and the transfers came into effect.

The judge said the transfers were in violation of guidelines and it requires to be reconsidered.


First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011, 21:17

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