CBI probe not needed, single bench erred: HC

  • | Tuesday | 12th February, 2019

LUCKNOW: A Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has quashed the order of a single judge bench which had ordered CBI probe into the appointment of 68,500 assistant basic teachers in Uttar Pradesh.In an interim order passed on December 11 last year, the high court had stayed the single bench's order which was passed on November 1, 2018.The order came on a special appeal moved by the state government challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation probe. Passing the order, the bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Manish Mathur observed that there was no material before the single judge bench of Justice Irshad Ali to order a CBI inquiry The court added that it was improper on part of single judge to record finding of corruption without any inquiry in the recruitment process.Advocate general Raghvendra Singh, who represented the government in the case, had submitted that there was no aspect of criminality in the appointment process and as such there was no need to order Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the entire appointment process.

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