SC upholds appointment of 5,500 Assam constables

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) The Supreme Court today upheld the appointment of 5,500 Assam police constables.

A bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and V S Sirpurkar set aside the impugned judgement of Gauhati High Court dated December 6, 2006 quashing the selection process of these police constables.

The apex court allowed the appeals of the selected candidates and the state goverment against the judgement of the High Court.

Appointments were made on December 3, 2004 and those constables were to be deployed in 11 districts of the state. Assam has 26 districts in total.

The selection was challenged before the High Court by unsuccessful candidates. Their writs were allowed by the court and the entire selection process was quashed.

UNI AKS/SC GL RP DS1522

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