CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has upheld an order of the Director-General of Police (DGP) dismissing an SI from service on charges of corruption.
A stern view is to be taken since incidents of corruption are proliferating and growing in alarming proportion in public employment. Therefore, a deterrent punishment ought to be the order of the day to curb or curtail the abominable menace of corruption, Justice V Parthiban said.
The judge was dismissing a writ petition from SI Palanimuthu, who challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the DGP, on Tuesday.
This court is of the considered view that proved corruption cannot be condoned under any circumstances. Hence, the dismissal order cannot even be remotely held to be disproportionate. On the other hand, as found in the CCS CCA Rules, as a matter of imposing punishment for dishonesty, it can only be either removal or dismissal.