IPS officer Satish Verma, known for investigating the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, on Thursday moved the Gujarat High Court against a notice to vacate a government flat, which his family has been occupying for the last three years.
Verma was recently appointed as IG, CRPF (Tripura sector), two years after he was transferred to Shillong as chief vigilance officer at North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO).
The IPS officer was allotted the flat on Ahmedabad’s C G Road in 2013 when he was IG, Gujarat Police. Verma received the notice from Ahmedabad Collector’s office earlier this week and his petition challenging it would likely come up for hearing on Friday.
The IPS officer, in the plea, stated that according to a provision, the family of an officer transferred to the north-east can continue to stay in the accommodation provided to him by the government during his/her previous posting.
Verma had been the lead investigating officer in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case in which seven policemen, including in-charge DGP P P Pandey, IPS officer (retired) D G Vanzara, G L Singhal and four others were chargesheeted. Recently, he had moved before the CBI special court and the High Court, seeking the certified chargesheet of the case, but his pleas were rejected.