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HC issues notice to 2 HP secretaries

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The High today took cognisance of a letter alleging that tainted officers have not been removed from sensitive posts in spite of its orders and issued notices to the state to file reply within three days.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice also directed that in case the Secretary (Excise and Taxation) and Secretary (Health) fail to file the reply, they would personally appear in the

The was treating the letter as PIL.

The letter written by Kala Amb Industrial Estate Steel Association and addressed to the Acting Chief Justice alleged that some officers accused of taking bribe and booked for corruption were still on sensitive posts and named one officer, who had allegedly opened an account in the name of his wife for depositing the money earned through corrupt means.

He also owns a hotel which in the name of his wife.

The letter said that an officer who was suspended after a corruption case was registered was not only reinstated but also promoted and given a sensitive posting.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 21:48 IST