HC stays CAT order quashing Malik's Suspension

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Chandigarh, Jul 3 (UNI) The decision of the local bench of the central administrative tribunal (CAT) in quashing the suspension of former Haryana Police Chief Mohinder Singh Malik was today stayed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.

The division bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Mohinder Pal ordered the stay after preliminary hearing of the Haryana government's plea challenging the CAT order vide which it had allowed the application of Malik against the state orders in suspending him and also subsequent orders extending the period of suspension till October 31, the date on which the former DGP was otherwise due to retire from service.

Malik is 1969 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre.

While staying the operation of the orders of CAT, the bench also issued notices for September 18, 2008 to CAT, Malik and the union government for filing their response in the matter.

The CAT order besides quashing suspension and reinstatement, also envisaged all consequential service benefits.

Malik had been placed under suspension on June 14, 2005 and a charge sheet served on him on August 3, 2005 enumerating alleged illegalities pertaining to the establishment of and recruitment to now defunct Haryana state industrial security force (HSISF). UNI XC BP SR CS2225

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