Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2018

HC asks assembly panel not to take coercive steps against 2 IAS officers

Justice Rajiv Shakdher

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked a Delhi assembly committee not to take any coercive steps against two bureaucrats, who along with Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, were issued notice by the panel.’

Justice Rajiv Shakdher said that the two officers – former Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) J B Singh and serving Registrar and CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board Shurbir Singh – could appear in person or through their lawyers before the Privilege Committee, whose meeting was scheduled today.

Advocate Vivek Chib, appearing for the two bureaucrats, said they sought quashing of the notice by Privilege Committee and challenged the jurisdiction of Question and Reference (Q and R) Committee, which had made a complaint against them.

Yesterday, the high court had directed the Q and R committee not to insist on the chief secretary’s appearance.

Regarding the other two IAS officers, the court had yesterday said it cannot pass any order as they had not approached it.


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