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HC seeks Haryana, UPSC replies on DGP's appointment

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday asked the (UPSC) and government to file their replies on a plea challenging the appointment of Yadava as the state's of Police (DGP).

Justice also asked Yadava to file his reply on the plea and posted the next hearing on July 11.

The court was hearing a plea filed by through his

The said that despite being the senior-most and fully eligible, Deo was overlooked and superseded and not even considered by the (UPSC) in the process of empanelment for the post of DGP.

Even his client's representation to the was neither considered nor replied to, the added.

In his plea, Deo said that the decision was contradictory as it completely overlooked his eligibility and superseded his seniority.

He said that the February 18 order regarding Yadava's appointment was in complete contravention of the settled principles of law and contrary to the guidelines issued by the regarding appointment of the DGP in the police hierarchy.

Deo said that he was the qualified (IPS) with a distinguished service record, having won the Police Medal for meritorious service in 2006 and President's Police Medal for distinguished service in 2013, among others.

Yadava, a 1988 batch IPS officer, was appointed the DGP on February 18.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 13:20 IST