CHENNAI: Declining to interfere in decisions of government officials, particularly in corruption cases, the HC dismissed a petition of a Divisional Officer, Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service, seeking to revoke his suspension.
T Selvaraj, a Divisional Officer in Kanyakumari, was suspended from service on May 20, 2013 in connection with a criminal case against him for demanding and accepting `30,000 as bribe for issuing an ‘NOC’. He approached the HC to revoke his suspension and secured two orders dated Nov 6, 2013 and September 11, 2014 directing the government to consider his representation and pass orders on merits.
In the meantime, the inquiry was completed and charge sheet was filed before a JM. Contending that the government was refusing to revoke his suspension even after charges were made, the petitioner sought the court to quash the suspension.
Observing that the petitioner suspended on grave charges of demanding and accepting bribe, and the authorities having decided that it was a fit case not to revoke the suspension even after filing of charge sheet, Justice D Hariparanthaman rejected the petitioner’s plea.