Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Court dismisses Satish Verma's plea against eviction

A city civil court on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by IPS officer and former investigator in Ishrat Jahan encounter case, Satish Verma, against the state government's notice asking him to vacate the government quarter in Ahmedabad.

Verma, who has been posted in the North-East region as IGP, CRPF, was asked to vacate his house in the city by the deputy collector in July. Verma moved Gujarat high court, which asked him to approach a proper forum. He moved the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in Guwahati and the city civil court.

Verma argued that according to rules, as an officer posted in NE region, he is entitled to two HRAs or two houses - one at the place of his posting in the NE state and the second at his last posting place, where his family lives. The state government continued to oppose his stand.

Meanwhile, Guwahati CAT has ordered Gujarat government from taking any action with regard to evicting Verma from the government quarter. Verma placed this order before the court, but additional sessions judge A M Dave turned down his plea.

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