Alld HC extends interim stay on transfer of UP police



Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday extended an interim order restraining the government from relieving thousands of police personnel from the place of their posting.

Justice Shishir Kumar extended interim order till May 4, 2010 on a writ petition filed by about 15,000 police personnel, including sub-inspectors, who had approached the court against transfer orders through which they were shifted to places away from their home districts.

The order of transfer had been passed by the respective IGPs of the zones on the basis of a government order. The GO had effected transfer of police personnel who were posted in a district adjacent to their home district.

On April 9, passing an interim order the HC had directed the government not to relieve the personnel in pursuance of the order and the case was posted to this day.

The court had directed that the authorities would not relieve the transferred sub-inspectors and constables, who have approached the court, until further orders.

The petitioners had moved the court with the plea that they had been transferred without taking due approval from the Police Establishment Board, set up in accordance with a Supreme Court order.

PTI