SC admits petition by UP govt against HC order
New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) The Supreme Court today admitted a petition filed by the state of Uttar Pradesh challenging Allahabad high court judgment holding that in case of removal of law officers opinion of the district judges and of District magistrates should be given more weight.
There is usual practice that all law officers are changed with the change in government.
A bench comprising chief justice Y.K. Sabharwal and Justice C.K., Thakker admitted the petition holding that the petition certainly raises an important question of law.
In Pilibhit district of UP respondent Virendra Pal Singh Rana was government pleader for the last about 22 years in criminal cases.
In 2002 the government gave more weight to the report of the DM than that of the district judges.
The stand of the Uttar Pradesh gov ernment is that it is the prerogative of the state to have lawyers of its own choice to plead its cases.
The high court in its judgment in 2003 had ruled that the report of a district judge is more reliable and independent while that of a DM can be influenced by political and other considerations.
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