Senkumar case: Chief Secretary tenders unconditional apology in SCtext_fields
New Delhi: Chief Secretary Nalini Netto in her affidavit filed before the Supreme Court on Monday tendered an unconditional apology for delaying the court order directing the reinstatement of T.P. Senkumar as state police chief.
Netto’s affidavit was made in the apex court within minutes of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan telling the State Assembly that no apology had been tendered in the apex court in the Senkumar case.
In her petition, Netto tendered an unconditional apology that a delay had occurred in implementing the apex court’s order directing the reinstatement of Senkumar.
Her affidavit was filed as the contempt petition of Senkumar filed last week has been listed for hearing on Tuesday.
It must be recalled that it was only after the apex court came down heavily on Vijayan on Friday that he signed the reinstatement order of Senkumar.
On Saturday afternoon Senkumar got his order and in the evening he took charge as the state police chief.
All eyes are on the first meeting between Senkumar and Vijayan on Monday evening and it remains to be seen if he will withdraw his contempt petition, as he has already said he is not interested in any sort of confrontation with the state government.
Senkumar was removed from the post when Vijayan took over as Chief Minister on May 25, 2016.
The IPS officer is set to retire on June 30.