High court stays CAT order
Kolkata, Sep 21 (PTI) The Calcutta High Court today stayed a CAT order that set aside promotion of four IPS officers, but directed that no new promotion to any officer junior to J S Nalwa, a petitioner, should be given the rank of additional director-general till disposal of the case.
A division bench comprising Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Justice M A Ghani passed the interim stay on the Central Administrative Tribunal order on an appeal by the West Bengal government.
The CAT order had been passed on August 19 on a prayer challenging the promotions by two IPS officers claiming that they had been superseded.
The officers, whose promotions had been set aside were chief minister’s security director A K Maliwal, special commissioner (one) of Kolkata Police R K Pachnanda, special commissioner (two) of Kolkata Police Banibrata Basu and additional director general CID Raj Kanojia.