Agartala: Tripura Minister for Law Tapan Chakraborty has for the second time requested the Tripura High Court not to transfer state Law secretary Datamohan Jamatiya.
"Yes, I have for the second time requested in a letter to Chief Justice Deepak Gupta to retain Mr Jamatiya in his post at least for six months," Chakraborty told reporters. He did not elaborate.
The High Court had issued a notification on July 14 transferring Jamatiya from the post of Law secretary and asked him to take the charge of District Judge of Unakoti on August three.
The court also asked state Chief Secretary Y P Singh to relieve Jamatiya from his present post and appoint a new Law Secretary.
A contempt of court case against Jamatiya is pending in the Supreme Court.
Last week, Chakraborty, in a letter to Chief Justice, expressed the state government's inability to remove Jamatiya from the post of Law secretary as he is looking after various pending cases in the Supreme Court and forthcoming elections to local bodies.
The fresh letter was issued to the high court after it turned down the Law minister's plea on July 23 and adhered to it earlier decision.
A division bench of the high court in April wanted contempt of court charges to be framed against Jamatiya for making remarks against the judiciary in an official note to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, which, according to the court, was contemptuous.
However, Jamatiya, denied the charge and filed a petition before the Supreme Court.