Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rahul Sharma moved the Gujarat High Court on Thursday challenging the six show-cause notices issued to him by the Gujarat government, a day after the Ahmedabad bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) had vacated the stay over these notices issued by the government, paving the way for taking action against the officer.
Sharma moved the High Court challenging the lifting of the stay saying that Gujarat government’s action against him was as an act of mala fide intention.
Sharma contended that vacating of the stay by the tribunal would allow the state to conduct an inquiry against him. Sharma’s petition is likely to be heard on Friday.
“I have moved a petition before the Gujarat High Court against the show-cause notices,” Sharma, who is presently posted as Commandant of the State Reserve Police (SRP) force at Rajkot, said.
“Giving cash awards” to drivers and junior staffs and committing spelling mistakes are among the charges in the six show-cause notices issued to Sharma. The state government also made adverse remarks in his Annual Confidential Report (ACR) which prevented his promotion. Sharma said that the CD contained the call record details of some of senior politicians,government bureaucrats, police officers as well as VHP and Bajrang Dal functionaries which were compiled by him while investigating riots cases pertaining to Naroda Patiya, Naroda Gam and Gulberg Society.
In March this year, he had filed three petitions before the CAT alleging harassment by the Gujarat government and his superior officers, stating that since he had submitted CDs, a crucial evidence in the post-Godhra rioting cases before the Nanavati Commission, he had been targeted.
(With PTI inputs)