Monday, March 7, 2016
The Hyderabad High Court has dismissed two pleas by the Telangana State Government holding that a government employee cannot be dismissed from service on mere allegation of extortion without sufficient evidence.
A Division Bench comprising Justice G.Chandraiah and Justice U.Durga Prasad was dealing with two writ petitions moved by Telangana State Government. The TS Government challenged an order passed by the AP Administrative Tribunal declaring the dismissal of Lakshmana Raju and Y.Sridhar constables of Cyberabad police Commissionerate on grounds of extortion.
Both the constables were charged with extorting Rs.4,300 from one Siva Kumar of Miyapur by threatening to book him in a case of playing cards if he refused to pay money. The victim paid up by withdrawing money from an ATM.