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Gujarat cadre IPS officer moves HC

By IndianMandarins- 26 Mar 2019


Rajnish Rai, a Gujarat cadre 1992-batch IPS officer who was associated with the investigation into the Sohrabuddin Sheikh murder case, has moved the Gujarat High Court over the issue of his voluntary retirement. His retirement plea was turned down by the union government in 2018 on grounds that he was not clear from the vigilance angle as there is a charge sheet against him.

He had sought retirement under the provision of All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1958. But he was placed at the Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism (CIAT) School of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.

After he quit the job, the union government rejected his application and asked him to join duty.

Rai had arrested three IPS officers – DG Vanzara and Rajkumar Pandian of the Gujarat cadre and Dinesh MN of the Rajasthan cadre – as the key accused in the Sohrabuding murder case.

He had pleaded with the HC that the state and the union governments should be directed to “not interfere”. He has also sought relief from any coercive action. He has also sought retirement benefits.

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