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SC rejects the guilty plea that challenges the Center’s primary power over the States in the transfer and delegation of IPS officials News from India


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the PIL filed by a West Bengal-based defender, challenging the constitutional validity of Rule 6 (1) of the IPS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 for empowering the central government to override the states in relation to the transfer and delegation of IPS cadres.
A two-judge court of the Apex Court, headed by Judge L Nageswara Rao and also composed of Judge S Ravindra Bhat, dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) brought by a West Bengal-based lawyer, Abu Sohel.
“We dismissed the petition. We did not find any merits in the petition,” the bench headed by Judge Rao said in his order.
The lawyer and petitioner, Sohel, in his petition, pleaded with the High Court that the SC should repeal Rule 6 (1) for violating the Indian Constitution and public order.
The petitioner argued before the Supreme Court that currently, the states must bear the burden of arbitrary actions taken by the central government under said Rule.

Times of India