SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted five weeks time to the state government to file response regarding the appointment of director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid.
The division bench comprising Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and MK Hanjura issued orders after advocate Rahul Sharma, counsel representing SP Vaid sought more time from the court.
The court while granting time, directed the Home Ministry to file reply within the same time period.
Earlier, the court had issued notice to Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, Home Department and Director General Police for filing the objections to the petition challenging Vaid’s appointment
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Home Department filed the reply.
The petition has been filed by SK Mishra, presently posted as Director General (Prisons), through his counsels Ajaz Ahmed and Shuja-ul-Haq.
The plea was that the order for the appointment of SP Vaid as Director General Police had been issued in violation of the State Business Rules and directions of the Supreme Court.
The counsels pleaded that the order of appointment of SP Vaid should be quashed.