Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday
stayed the arrest of former Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
Secondary Education Board Prabha Tripathi who has been removed
from her post in the aftermath of alleged irregularities in
Teachers` Eligibility Test held last year.
A Division Bench comprising Justice D P Singh and Justice
V K Mathur passed the order on a petition filed by Tripathi
while asking the state government to file its
counter-affidavit by March 14, 2012.
Tripathi, who was the Board Secretary when the Teachers`
Eligibility Test (TET) was held in November last year, had
proceeded on medical leave following the arrest and subsequent
suspension of the then Director, Secondary Education, Sanjay
Mohan Sharma earlier this month.
Though she has not been named so far in any FIR lodged in
connection with the alleged irregularities in TET, Tripathi
has moved the court as a "precautionary measure", her lawyer
Alok Mishra said.
Yesterday, the new Director, Secondary Education, C P Tiwari announced that Tripathi has been attached to the
Directorate of Secondary Education at Lucknow and she has been
replaced by Additional Director, Secondary Education, Vasudev