The Supreme Court on Monday put a stay for one week on the dismissal order of Indian Police Service officer (Gujarat cadre) Satish Chandra Verma, who was part of the investigation team in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, reported Bar and Bench.
Last week, Verma had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the dismissal order issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on August 30, a month before his retirement on September 30. The implementation of dismissal order would deprive Verma of pension and post-retirement benefits.
The Delhi High Court has been hearing Verma’s petition against a chargesheet issued to him in September 2021 that had allowed a disciplinary authority set up by the home ministry to go ahead with his dismissal.
At Monday’s hearing, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy said that Verma can amend his petition before the Delhi High Court or challenge the dismissal order in the Central Administrative Tribunal, reported Live Law.
The judges also said that the Delhi High Court would decide whether to extend the stay on the dismissal order beyond one week.
The Union home ministry headed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah had told the High Court on September 6 that the disciplinary authority decided to dismiss Verma from service after a…