HC orders probe into allegations against senior police officer

The Bombay High Court today ordered a judicial probe into allegations that special Inspector General of Police K L Bishnoi had been alloted marks in LLB practical examination despite not appearing for it.

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today
ordered a judicial probe into allegations that special
Inspector General of Police K L Bishnoi had been alloted marks
in LLB practical examination despite not appearing for it.

The directive came on a petition filed by Chitra
Salunke, former lecturer of Sidhartha College of Law, alleging
the favour shown to Bishnoi by Principal Ashok Inamdar.

The court has asked Principal Sessions Judge M L
Tahaliyani to conduct the inquiry and submit a report to the
Registrar General.

Both Bishnoi and Inamdar have been asked to appear
before Judge Tahaliyani on July 30.

Earlier in response to a court directive, Maharashtra
police had submitted its report on a departmental inquiry into
the matter. The inquiry officer, Pankaj Gupta, had submitted
the report in a sealed cover to Justice B H Marlapalle.

Salunke alleged in the petition that Bishnoi, attached
to state Human Rights Commission as special IGP, had not
appeared for the practical examination of LLB on March 12,
2005, and yet he was alloted marks by Inamdar.

Salunke said she was appointed to hold practical test.

As Bishnoi did not appear and was given marks, she
filed a police complaint on April 16, 2009. The police,
however, did not file an FIR, she claimed.

Division bench of Justices B H Marlapalle and Anup
Mohta said that at this stage, an FIR cannot be registered
unless an inquiry is conducted into the allegations.

Salunke`s lawyer Vijay Thorat, earlier argued that
Bishnoi had "committed offences of cheating and preparation of
false documents, as defined under IPC".

PTI

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