BHASKAR REDDY & ANR. Vs. SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE & ANR.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 10592 OF 2014

(Arising Out of SLP (C) No. 16780 of 2011)

BHASKAR REDDY & ANR. …APPELLANTS

Vs.

SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE & ANR. …RESPONDENTS

Aggrieved by the impugned judgment and order dated 07.02.2011 passed in W.P. No. 28464 of 2008, by the then High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, the appellants have filed this appeal, framing certain questions of law, urging various legal grounds in support of the same and praying to set aside the impugned order and restore the order dated27.11.2008 of the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad (in short “the Tribunal”)passed in OA No. 2767 of 2007.Brief facts of the case are stated hereunder for the purpose of examining the rival legal contention surged on behalf of the parties and to find out whether the impugned judgment warrants interference by this Court in exercise of its appellate jurisdiction. The appellants herein were appointed as Armed Reserve Constables by the Superintendent of Police Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. They were transferred on deputation basis to the Office of the Superintendent of Police, Railways, Guntakal, to discharge their duties in that establishment. While they were on deputation with the Railway Police, it is alleged that they were implicated in a murder case and the charge memo was issued to them on 11.09.2004. The Deputy Superintendent of Railway Police was appointed as an Enquiry Officer to enquire into the charges against them. On 13.06.2005, the Enquiry Officer after affording an opportunity to the appellants submitted his enquiry report. Subsequently, they were repatriated to their parent department. On27.03.2007, the borrowing department-the first respondent herein passed the orders of dismissal of both the appellants from the services of the police department….read more