Plea against DGP tenure extension to be heard on December 10

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will on Monday hear a PIL filed against the decision of the government extending the tenure of Director General of Police (DGP) of state police, for an additional of three months. The petition accuses the govt of misusing powers and indulging in favouritism.

A division bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Makarand Karnik posted the petition filed by advocate RR Tripathi for hearing on Monday. In his petition, Tripathi has sought a stay to the decision granting additional three months term to Dattatray Padsalgikar, the DGP of Maharashtra Police.

Padsalgikar was slated to retire in August but his tenure as the DGP was extended in December. According to Tripathi, this decision is illegal as the same is not allowed as per the All India Service (Death cum Retirement Benefits ) Rules, 1958. The rules prohibit such extensions.

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