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Pb govt challenges order quashing Suresh Kumar's appointment

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government today moved the and High court, challenging a single-bench order that set aside the appointment of as the to

confirmed the single- bench order quashing Kumar's appointment had been challenged with a double bench.

On January 17, the Punjab and High Court had set aside the appointment of Suresh Kumar, saying the retired IAS was holding public office "without authority of law".

Petitioner Ramandeep Singh, a Mohali resident, had moved the high court last year, claiming Kumar's appointment was against the constitutional scheme and accepted norms.

Kumar, considered close to Amarinder Singh, was appointed after the came to power in the state last March. The post of was specially created for the retired IAS officer, the petitioner had said.

Kumar, a 1983-batch officer, retired in 2016 as He had served at many positions in the state as well as at the Centre on deputation.

Kumar had also served as to the chief minister during Amarinder Singh's previous tenure of 2002- 2007.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 00:25 IST