In a significant judgment Monday, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen dismissed the Special Petition Leave (SLP) filed by Professor Nutan Kumar Rasotra, whose appointment as Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) Chairman was declared illegal by the Division Bench of the State High Court and had been removed as such from the post.
A senior advocate informed CNS from New Delhi that the SLP filed by Prof Rasotra came for hearing on Monday, the counsel K S Vishwanathan appearing for the petitioner along with senior advocate P Kohli and advocate Sherin Khajuria failed to make out a case in favour of the petitioner and submitted that in a PIL, the appointment of the petitioner had been called in question and being a service matter the same was not permissible.
However, the Supreme Court Bench did not agree with the submissions of senior advocate K.S.Vishwanathan and dismissed the SLP filed by Prof. Rasotra.
Advocate General J&K state, R A Jan appearing along with advocate Ashok Mathur for the state of Jammu and Kashmir strongly defended the judgment passed by the Division Bench of State High Court. They submitted that there are serious allegations against the petitioner. Advocate General further submitted that the inquiry report stands already submitted wherein allegations have been established against him and he can’t be allowed to occupy the prestigious chair of chairman BOSE.
After heated arguments from both sides, the SC didn’t find any fault in the judgment under challenge and dismissed the SLP.
Pertinently, the then Principal Government Degree College Rajouri and Nodal Principal GGM Science College Jammu was allegedly involved in the case of payment of excessive rate in purchase and installation of Wi-Fi equipment’s. State High Court had ordered his removal as Chairman BOSE over these allegations. (CNS)