SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has ordered issuance of a bailable warrant against Deputy Commissioner Bandipora for securing his presence before it on March 24 over non-compliance of its orders regarding ‘absorption’ of a man on Class-IV post.
One Abdul Hamid Bhat has petitioned high court which on 3 July 2012 had directed the authorities to absorb him on class-IV post and give him all the service benefits available to the post within eight weeks.
As the authorities failed to comply with the directions, Bhat filed yet another petition which too was disposed of by the court on 22 December2012, again directing the authorities, more particularly Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to implement the judgment within eight weeks.
The fresh order too was violated and Bhat filed a contempt petition, seeking punitive action against concerned authorities apart from implementation of the court’s orders.
While the concerned authorities, on notice by the court, appeared through counsel but no reply has been filed.
Taking strong exemption to it, the court said that it has been left with no option but to adopt the coercive methods.
“Registry (of court) to issue a bailable warrant in the name of present Deputy Commissioner Bandipora in the amount of Rs 20000 to secure his presence before the court on the next date of hearing,” the court said and posted the contempt petition for further consideration on March 24.