The Kerala High Court today ordered the arrest of a woman IAS officer in connection with a contempt plea after she did not appear in the court as directed earlier. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Antony Dominic and Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu gave the direction to police after A Shanimol, Managing Director of Kerala Water Authority (KWA), failed to appear. The bench also directed the police to produce her in the court on November 15. The bench also rejected a plea by the officer seeking exemption from appearing in person. The court gave the order while hearing a contempt of the court petition filed by a Chennai-based firm alleging that the officer failed to implement a single bench order directing increase of amount of a contract work of the KWA.
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