The Allahabad High Court has recently sought a report from the District Magistrate, Ballia on the action taken against officials guilty of irregularities in the allocation of contracts in the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Ballia.
A single-judge bench of Justice Ajit Kumar passed this order while hearing a contempt application filed by Harendra Nath Tripathi. The contempt application filed under Section 12 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, relates to non-compliance of the order of writ court dated September 28, 2020 passed in PIL No-781 of 2020.
The Court said, in the interest of justice, it is necessary to have instructions from the State in the matter of alleged violation of directions of the Court before proceedings further. The Court directed Rohit Verma, Standing Counsel, to accept notice of the contempt application on behalf of the opposite party and obtain instructions regarding allegations made in the affidavit filed in support of the contempt application and the alleged non-compliance of the order of the Court.
The Court also directed that in case if the order of the Court is not complied with and the compliance report is not filed on or before the next date fixed, the Court may be compelled to take a serious view of the matter. The Court has fixed the next date of hearing on November 12.