Allahabad: Allahabad High Court has questioned the UP government’s decision to grant two jobs to kin of slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq to compensate his death.

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Seeking reply from UP’s Principal Secretary, Appointment and Personnel, the court asked if there was any partiality in implementation of government’s policy on appointment of dependents of a deceased government employee.

The court has also questioned the state government’s compensation policy asking why the government did not take the same line in other cases as it took in case of slain Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq. It is to be noted that overlooking precedence, two kin of the DSP have been appointed in government jobs.

The state government has been asked to present its reply within three weeks. Next hearing in this case will take place on April 24. The court’s observation in this regard came up during hearing of a petition moved by a resident of Jaunpur- Seema Devi.

Seema’s deceased husband Arvind Kumar Saroj was a school teacher. After Arvind’s death while he was still in job, his two wives- Seema Devi and Rekha Devi- sought government jobs on compensatory ground. Given this dispute, none could be get appointment letter. Citing the appointment of slain DSP’s brother and wife in government jobs, Seema moved petition seeking compensation on the same line. Hearing her petition, the court said that compensation is meant for providing financial help to a distraught family and not to please anyone.


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