Dir SKIMS Case: Ahanger files contempt petition, HC seeks government reply

Dir SKIMS Case: Ahanger files contempt petition, HC seeks government reply
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SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Thursday sought explanation from government on why Dr A G Ahanger was not allowed to resume his duties as director SKIMS despite court orders.
Directing the government to file a statement of facts within a weeks time to a fresh contempt petition filed by Dr Ahanger, Justice MK Hanjura remarked that the court orders have been flouted with impunity by the state authorities.
Previously, the court had stayed the government order relieving Dr Ahangar as director.
Dr Ahangar filed contempt petition against GR Mir, presently posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department , Civil Secretariat Jammu.
Dr Ahanagar joined the duties back as Director SKIIMS on 11-January,2018 but was shown door by appointing doctor Omar at his place.
The next day a meeting of the governing body was called in Jammu. Being the member secretary of the governing body, Dr. Ahangar flew to Jammu on the same day but he was not allowed to participate in the meeting. Instead Prof. Omar Javeed Shah was allowed to participate as a member secretary where various decision have been taken.
Dr Ahangar said that he talked to private secretary of the Chairperson and the Chief Secretary of the state but they expressed their helplessness.
The petitioner said that the all persons of the governing body were aware of the order passed by the court.
He also said that he has communicated his joining report to other people when he joined his office back through fax and other means of communication.
It was further prayed the record of the case be summoned on basis on which the impugned government order was passed against him and on what basis the meeting of governing body was held and the decisions taken thereof and such persons who participated in the decision making will be consider as contemnors.
The court said that names of all people who participated in the decision making shall be produced before the court.
“However before taking any coercive action, notice shall be sent to the respondents,” said the court.