Mumbai: A city-based lawyer has approached
the Bombay High Court with a public interest litigation
challenging the three-month extension given to Maharashtra
Director General of Police Ajit Parasnis.
Parasnis, who was to retire on June 30, was granted an
extension of three months by the state government.
"Parasnis was made a member of the Ram Pradhan committee
on June 22 just eight days before he was to retire. The state
government while giving him an extension cited that since
Parasnis is a member of the committee, if extension was not
given committee work would be stalled," advocate RR Tripathy
who filed the petition said.
The lawyer alleged that the extension was "illegal and
fraud" and was given as Parasnis is a "Maharashtrian".
Under the All India Service Death-cum-Retirement Rules, a
member of the service working as a full-time member of a
committee shall be given extension only if the committee work
is to be wound up within a short period, Tripathy said.
The petition will come up for hearing in due course of
Parasnis, an IPS officer of 1976 batch, was appointed as
DGP on February 28 as D Sivanandan`s successor.