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The Supreme Court today expressed its displeasure over a retired police officer, who was an accused in separate encounter cases, being reinducted in the Gujarat Police.
The apex court made the observation while hearing a petition filed by former IPS officer Rahul Sharma who has submitted that two police officers - N K Amin and Tarun Barot-- have been reinducted.
While Amin has been reinducted as the superintendent of police at Tapi district in Gujarat, Barot has been made the deputy superintendent of police in the railways, the plea said.
"It is absurd. This person (Amin) has so many cases against him and he has been given a contract of appointment after retirement," a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said.
The court fixed the matter for hearing on August 16.
The apex court had earlier sought the response of the Gujarat government on the petition, filed through advocate Varinder Kumar Sharma, which alleged that Amin faced trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing cases and Barot was accused in the Sadiq Jaman and Ishrat Jahan encounter cases.
Amin, however, has been acquitted in the Sohrabuddin encounter case.
Both the police officers had been reemployed on contractual basis with the police force, according to the petition.
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