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SC asks State to file detailed affidavit on T P Senkumar issue

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Kerala government to file a detailed affidavit regarding the present status of the issues relating to former state DGP T P Senkumar who has alleged that his transfer was a clear case of "political vendetta".

"During the course of the hearing, it appears to us that it may be necessary for the state of Kerala to file a detailed affidavit giving the present status of all issues," a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said.

Senior advocate Harish Salve, representing Kerala, told the bench that he will file the affidavit within a week after which the court listed the matter for hearing on April 10.

On March 6, the counsel representing the former DGP had told the court that his client has an unblemished career and the state government had not consulted the state security council before transferring him from the top post and appointing him as the head of the states police housing corporation.

Senkumar "has an outstanding and unblemished career. Also the state government did not consult the state security council before transferring the top cop of the state," he had argued, adding that other than Senkumar, 90 other police officers were also transferred or shifted from their post after the present government took charge.

He has filed the appeal against the Kerala High Courts verdict that had upheld the Central Administrative Tribunals order.

The CAT had not found any fault with the decision of the LDF governments 2016 decision to transfer Senkumar from the post of the director general of police to the post of chairman and managing director of Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation.

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