The petitioner has alleged that the then DGP K Subramaniam’s inquiry against seven senior cops for allegedly shielding Bishnoi and filing the report, was just an eyewash
Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday reserved its order on a petition filed by a former vice principal of Siddharth Law College,Chitra Salunkhe seeking CBI inquiry into the alleged malpractice due to which IPS officer K L Bishnoi cleared his LLB examination without appearing for practicals.The petitioner, Salunkhe alleged the then Maharashtra DGP K Subramaniam who conducted an inquiry against seven senior police officers, including ATS chief Rakesh Maria, for allegedly shielding Bishnoi and filed the report was just an “eyewash”.
She has demanded the CBI probe into the matter stating that a fair probe can not be expected by the police against their own colleague.
After hearing the arguments a division bench headed by Justice S C Dharmadhikari reserved its order until August 7.
Salunkhe had moved the court in 2009 to probe into examination malpractice by IPS K L Bishnoi. Bishnoi was shown ‘present’ for the practical exam in the final year LLB course at Siddharth College in 2005. He was then additional commissioner of police, EOW.
Salunkhe was in-charge of the viva exams. She alleged that at Bishnoi’s behest, she was harassed by cops, her law degrees withdrawn and she was dismissed from service.
Salunkhe had alleged that Bishnoi had cleared his final year LLB examination, with the help of the then acting principal I A Inamdar, without actually appearing for the practical examination held on March 12, 2005.
She had also alleged that the top IPS officers of the state, ATS chief Rakesh Maria Additional Director Generals of Police Pankaj Gupta and Mohan Rathod, Additional Commissioner of Police Sanjay Saxena and three Deputy Commissioners of Police – Naval Bajaj, Brijesh Singh and Vishwas Nangre-Patil had played an important role in shielding Bishnoi. She later approached the high court.
On February 27,2012 the Court had directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the alleged role of the senoir officer in shielding another IPS officer KL Bishnoi.Later a review petition had been filed challenging the earlier order of the court.
The high court in April 2012, the court taken back its order for CBI inquiry and directed the DGP to conduct an inquiry regarding all the allegations made by petitioner Chitra Salunkhe including the role of these police officers and submit a report within three month.