The Union Home Ministry has sacked Gujarat cadre IPS officer Satish Chandra Verma (IPS:1986:GJ), who was once part of the special investigation team that probed the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. He was dismissed from the service on grounds related to departmental proceedings against him.
The Delhi high court, which was told about the government decision to sack Verma on August 30 during a hearing into his plea against the departmental proceedings, has allowed the order to dismiss the senior IPS officer to come into effect from September 19 to enable him to file an appeal.
Verma was due to retire on September 30.
Sarim Naved, Verma’s lawyer, said we still have time until September and have approached the Supreme Court.
In his petition to the Supreme Court, Verma, who is posted in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as Inspector General, said: “The impugned order (of Delhi high court) has allowed the Union of India to pass an order that may result in the petitioner’s dismissal from service with retrospective effect (even though he superannuates on September 30, 2022), which is not permissible as per statutory rules governing the members of the All India Services.”