The Supreme Court has issued notice on a petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) against the appointment of Rakesh Asthana to the post of Delhi Police Commissioner. The bench directed the counter-affidavits be filed within 2 weeks and list the matter after that.
A Delhi-based lawyer has filed a complaint against senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid with the Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana for comparing Hindutva with radical Islamist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram in his recently released book, Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance in the wake of the shocking and gory shootout that occurred inside the Rohini Court Complex on September 24, which left three people dead and one woman lawyer injured.
Delhi High Court is seized of the matter challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner, filed by one Sadre Alam and an intervention application in the same plea was also allowed by the court filed by an NGO by the name of CPIL.