HC withholds salary of CE

HC withholds salary of CE

SRINAGAR, May 27: The State High Court today withheld the salary of Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control for not implementing a court order.

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Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while dealing with a contempt petition filed by one Tahira Bano seeking implementation of judgment passed way back in 2014 with further prayer that the authorities concerned be punished for the contempt of the court.

Justice Magrey said that since there is no compliance filed by the respondents, and directed that the release of pay shall be stopped in favour of the Chief Engineer, I&FC Department, Kashmir, Srinagar till further orders.

To implement this direction, Court asked the Commissioner/ Secretary I&FC Department, to report compliance within seven days about withholding the salary of CE I&FC failing which his salary will also be stopped.

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