HC directive to State on regularization of SPOs

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 19: In a petition filed by Subash Chander Raina and others SPOs seeking regularization as constables in view their contribution in the anti militancy operation, Vacation Judge of High Court Justice Sanjeev Kumar today directed the State respondents to pass speaking order within six weeks from the date of receipt of the copy of order.
During the course of hearing, Advocate Inderjeet Gupta appearing for the petitioners submitted that petitioners were engaged as SPOs on July 24, 2001 and May 26, 2010 respectively and are presently rendering their services in Police Station Ramgarh district Samba.
“They participated in anti militancy operation on November 29, 2016 at Chambalyal, Ramgarh in which huge quantity of arms and ammunitions was recovered. In similar circumstances two private respondents, who were also working as SPOs were regularized as constables keeping in view their contribution made in the anti militancy operation but the cases of the petitioners were not considered”, the counsel for the petitioners submitted.
Justice Sanjeev Kumar disposed of the petition by directing respondents to consider the claim of petitioners for their regularization as constables in view of their participation in the anti militancy operation on the analogy of private respondents provided the case of the petitioners is identical and is at par with respondents.