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Bombay HC asks govt to submit details on police vacancies

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Published : Aug 6, 2019, 2:56 am IST
Updated : Aug 6, 2019, 2:56 am IST

Accordingly, the bench took cognisance of the issue and directed the state to place all relevant material on record by September 16.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Monday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government seeking details of the current strength and vacancies in the state police.

A bench of chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N.M. Jamdar issued the notice while hearing a suo-motu (court taking cognisance of the issue on its own) Public Interest Litigation following a previous direction by the Supreme Court.

 

The bench said in March, while hearing a PIL on police reforms, the Supreme Court directed its registry to send records pertaining to vacancies in the police department in each state to the HC concerned. The apex court had directed all high courts to take cognisance of the issue. At that time, the SC was informed that the maximum number of vacancies in the police department existed in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

It said several orders had been passed in the past, but it would be appropriate if the high courts in not just these six states, but all states across the country monitored the situation in their respective jurisdictions.

 

Accordingly, the bench took cognisance of the issue and directed the state to place all relevant material on record by September 16.

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