CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 6: Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday pronounced its verdict in the favour of Dinkar Gupta. Gupta will continue as Director general of police (DGP), Punjab.
The High Court has accepted writs of Punjab Government and UPSC.
After hearing all parties, a two-member bench Justice Jaswant Singh and Justice Sant Parkash pronounced verdict.
Dinkar Gupta, a 1987-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, superseded five officers to be named the state police chief on February 7, 2019.
IPS officers Siddharth Chattopadhyaya and Mohammad Mustafa challenged Gupta’s appointment, saying they were ignored despite being senior and having an outstanding service record.
The other officers superseded were Jasminder Singh, Hardeep Dhillon, and Samant Goel.