Above: Delhi Police personnel confronting a protest (file picture)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur
The apex court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the amicus Senior Advocate Raju Ramachandran that the validity of the IPS cadre rules and the judgment in Prakash Singh Vs Union of India and others does not complies and the Prakash Singh judgment is subject to review petition.
“If states are picking and choosing and the states are not giving names of those who have sufficient length of service and are on the verge of retirement, this is entirely ad idem,” Ramachandran told the bench of comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.
The bench was acting on a batch of contempt pleas saying that the directions passed in the Prakash Singh Vs Union of India and others have not been implemented.
In Prakash Singh case, the apex court in 2006 had passed a slew of directions including establishment of a state security commission to make sure that the government does not exercise unnecessary involvement in the police affairs.
But even after 11 years, the directions have not been implemented.
—India Legal Bureau