Kerala chief secretary Nalini Netto rendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 9) for the delay in reinstating DGP TP Senkumar. The state government also assured the Court that the Senkumar was back in his seat as DGP.
The top court had earlier issued notice to the Netto while responding to a contempt petition filed by Senkumar, alleging that the state government was purposefully ignoring its order to reinstate him. The court had also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on the state government for seeking clarification on its verdict in favour of Senkumar.
The Left Front government of Kerala had removed Senkumar, blaming him for the inept handling of the Puttingal Temple fire tragedy and the rape and murder of a Dalit law student in the state.
—India Legal Bureau