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SC seeks response from Guj Govt on extension to DGP PP Pandey

NEW DELHI, Feb 3:
The Supreme Court today sought Gujarat government’s response on a plea against promotion and three-month extension given to DGP P P Pandey, who is out on bail in Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case.
A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices N V Ramana and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the state government.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for the petitioner said that the officer was granted bail, reinstated, promoted and rewarded despite being an accused in a murder case.
He said a couple of days back he was given three months extension. The bench said notice has been issued and he should wait for the response. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet of the central government had granted the three-month extension to Pandey, who was supposed to retire on January 31. (PTI)

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