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HC orders framing contempt charges against UP PS (PWD)

Written by: Staff

Allahabad, Apr 20 (UNI) The Allahabad High Court today ordered framing of contempt of court charges against Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (PWD) Satish Kumar Aggarwal and Chief Engineer State Public Works Department, Lucknow, Tribhuvan Ram.

Justice D P Singh also directed both the senior officials to show cause why they should not be tried and punished under Section 12 of Contempt of Court Act, for wilful and deliberate violation of the HC order and judgement dated April 19, 2004.

The order was passed in a contempt of court case filed against the two officials by one Ved Prakash Singhal. The defendents have been asked to file their reply in the case on or before April 26, 2006, after serving a copy of the same to the applicant's counsel.

The court will hear this case on April 28.

The Court on April 19 had dismissed a writ petition filed by Uttar Pradesh government with directions to pay within two weeks all service benefits and amounts which had been withheld or not paid to the applicant.

The petitioner, an executive engineer in PWD department at Banda, who retired on June 30, 1984, alleged that both the officials had failed to comply with the April 19, 2004 order of the HC.


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