New Delhi, Oct 12 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court today dismissed the petition filed to challenge the appointment of IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Chief Commissioner.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh dismissed the petition filed by lawyer Sadre Alam. The NGO ‘The Centre for Public Interest Litigation’ had intervened in the petition through Advocate Prashant Bhushan challenging Asthana’s appointment.
The High Court held that directions issued by the Supreme Court in the decisions rendered in Prakash Singh’s Case (I) and Prakash Singh’s Case (II) are applicable only on the DGP of a State, not to Union Territories. /ILNS/SNG/