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Court gives directions regarding the reconstituted ICC: Delhi High Court

The above has been observed in the recent matter of Dr. Millie Murmu v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(C) 6657/2021 & CM APPLs. 20979/2021, 29884/2021 & 29891/2021],  listed in Delhi High Court. The final proceedings of the case were taken place on September 15th 2021, and was presided by a division bench, consisting of Justice Manmohan and Justice Navin Chawla.

The facts of the case, produced before the court, are as follows. The petitioner undertook to join her new posting at Border Security Force (BSF). The place of joining was at Sector BSF in Abohar in Punjab.

In furtherance to the above, the petitioner, after joining, her new posting applied for a leave from April 16th 2021, and the same was considered by the respondents. However, the petitioner prayed before the court to join her duty, within two weeks from the date of judgment.

Furthermore, the respondents for the above grievance also constituted Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as a result of an order, passed by the Director General, BSF. To participate in the ICC proceedings, petitioners application for security was treated in accordance with the law by the petitioners.

Court, after hearing both the sides, analyzing facts, and considering a perusal of all evidences, gave a direction to the above matter. It held “that the re-constituted ICC shall conclude the inquiry as expeditiously as possible. Respondents are directed to ensure that communications between the petitioner and the ICC are kept confidential.

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