Woman IPS Officer’s Sexual Harassment Complaint- “Take Positive Step And Suspend Accused Special DGP”: Madras High Court To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesWoman IPS Officer’s Sexual Harassment Complaint- “Take Positive Step And Suspend Accused Special DGP”: Madras High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay16 March 2021 9:02 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Tuesday (16th March) asked the Tamil Nadu State Government to suspend the Special DGP who has been charged with sexual harassment of an IPS cadre woman officer. Significantly, the Madras High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of alleged sexual harassment of an IPS cadre woman officer by her senior, a Special DGP, and has decided to monitor the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Tuesday (16th March) asked the Tamil Nadu State Government to suspend the Special DGP who has been charged with sexual harassment of an IPS cadre woman officer. Significantly, the Madras High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of alleged sexual harassment of an IPS cadre woman officer by her senior, a Special DGP, and has decided to monitor the investigation into the case itself. Having perused the Status Report which was filed explaining the progress made in the investigation till date, the Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh noted that the government had placed the second accused (then Chengalpattu SP) in the case under suspension. However, the Court also noted that Accused number 1 (ex-Spl. DGP) had not been suspended and that he had been kept under compulsory wait. To this, the Court said, “Placing an officer under compulsory wait does not attach any stigma to it…The concerned government servant will be entitled for all the service benefits including allowances during this period of compulsory wait. It is, therefore, clear that keeping an officer under compulsory wait can never be construed as a punishment.” Further, noting that A-1 is holding the rank of Special DGP- Law and Order, the Court also noted that the investigation is being conducted by an officer who is in the rank of Superintendent of Police. The Court made an observation that when such a superior officer who has been kept on a mere compulsory wait, is interrogated by an officer of a subordinate rank, the same will psychologically intimidate the officer from carrying on with the interrogation in a free and fair manner. “This is where the suspension of A-1 assumes significance. A-1, coming with his official paraphernalia, even though he is kept under compulsory wait, will jeopardize the investigation from being carried out effectively”, added the Court. Therefore, in light of the seriousness of the matter, prima facie evidence and the status report, the Court remarked, “Taking a positive step by suspending A-1, pending the investigation will bring in more confidence in the perception of the general public that the issue has been taken up with all seriousness and the investigation will progress in a free and fair manner.” Lastly, expressing the hope that the State of Tamil Nadu would consider the sentiments expressed by the Court seriously, the Court directed that further development be reported before the Court and with this, the matter was posted for further hearing on 23rd March 2021. Background On 01st March, while taking the suo moto cognizance of the case, the Court had minced no words in criticizing the alleged incident and also expressed displeasure at the manner in which the Special DGP allegedly used his contacts and power to prevent the victim officer from even filing a complaint against him. The Judge had expressed his concern regarding the fact that if an officer holding a high rank in Indian Police Services can be harassed and be forced to not file a complaint, what must be the state of ordinary women who are victims of such acts. Further, yesterday, the Court was hearing a plea seeking issuance of directions to the CB-CID to effectively conduct the investigation in the matter, duly monitored by the HC. The Plea further sought a direction to submit a periodical status report on the progress made in the investigation before this Court and to complete the investigation as expeditiously as possible. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Solskjaer: £505k-a-week Alexis Sanchez will return next season

first_img Loading… His January switch to the Red Devils from Arsenal two years ago this month has probably scared United’s hierarchy off signing a big man in the mid-season transfer window. His £550,000 wages were a drain on the club and they are still paying half of them now. There is one thing not looking for a big name but another not signing anyone at all with the squad struggling due to injuries to Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay. Solskjaer said today: “We’ve got players here who are working hard to get back. Read Also:Alexis Sanchez received £5m in Manchester United bonuses “If there is something out there the club will be pursuing that. “But it’s always difficult. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowMost Popular Movies With Sylvester Stallone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Alexi Sanchez will return to English football and prove all his doubters wrong. Only Alexis Sanchez can match Ronaldo’s record That’s the astonishing view of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who allowed him to leave on loan in the summer to go to Inter Milan. The Chilean forward swapped Arsenal for United in January 2018 but managed just five goals in 45 appearances over his 18-month spell. And this season has not been much better, with Sanchez managing just seven appearances and one goal under Antonio Conte, having already missed 14 games after an ankle injury. But Solskjaer insisted today: “Alexis will come back in the summer and will prove you all wrong.” While United are short on fire power it is doubtful whether Sanchez would have made any difference had he stayed at United, having scored just five goals in 45 appearances for the club.Advertisementlast_img read more