In this post we will discuss about a petition by IAS Officer Ashok Khemka over strictures passed by the court against him in a case related to appointment of international shooter Vishwajeet Singh as a Haryana civil service officer.
Khemka moves HC over strictures passed by court
- IAS officer Ashok Khemka, has approached the Punjab and Haryana high court over strictures passed by the court against him in a case related to appointment of international shooter Vishwajeet Singh as a Haryana civil service officer.
- In January, a High Court judge decried his role for causing delay in appointment of Vishwajeet as an HCS officer.
- His appointment was delayed on complaint of Khemka in December 2019.
- After the intervention of the High Court the appointment has now been made in which the court had made remarks against Khemka.
Remarks of Learned single judge :
The single judge bench had recorded in its order stated that the appointment of the shooter got delayed due to an ill informed perspective with complainant Ashok Khemka entertained regarding shooting sport.
even the questions raised by Khemka in complaint reflected his utter ignorance about the sports activity and regarding award of medals in the sport of shooting.
The another remark made in Khemka by the learned judge is “ this is height of unfounded self-righteousness. This totally takes away the pretence of acting in public interestand shows that Khemka might have used all these tactics to bring the officers under pressure and bring junior officials of the department under fear psychosis which forced them to continue the tirade against the petitioner in one form or the other.
Demand of Khemka before high court : Khemka has demanded that strictures passed against him should be expensed as he was not associated with the proceedings before court in any manner.
He also submitted with great respect and in all humility that the impugned strictures are not only up to you clean unfounded and per words but have been passed by the learnt single judge in manifest violation of the principles of natural justice and are thus ex facie illegal and liable to be expunged.
This post is written by Karishma Jain
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