Former Home Secretary Apurva Varma directed to appear in contempt case

The former Home Secretary Apurva Varma has been directed on Tuesday by the Madras High Court to appear before it in connection with a contempt case against him.

Published: 19th April 2017 04:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2017 04:55 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The former Home Secretary Apurva Varma has been directed on Tuesday by the Madras High Court to appear before it in connection with a contempt case against him. A division Bench of Justices K K Sasidharan and M V Muralidaran issued the statutory notice as Varma had failed to appear before the Bench on March 21, 2017.

According to C Kannan, who had retired as DIG (Prisons) in 2000, he had moved the Madras HC for necessary relief as his name had been wrongly excluded in the regular promotion for 1993-94 and his request was rejected by a single judge.

Kannan preferred a writ appeal and a division Bench had directed the then Home Secretary (Apurva Varma) to consider and pass a revival order.

The order was also communicated to Varma on January 10, 2015 by the petitioner. However, it was not complied with. Hence, he filed the present contempt petition.

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