SC to MHA: Appoint Nagaland DGP By Dec 19, if Failed, Ready to Face ‘Coercive Arms of Law’

The Supreme Court on Friday criticized the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) over the process of appointment of Nagaland DGP
and directed the Nagaland government, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the UPSC to finalise the process of appointment of the state Director General of Police on or before December 19.
The Supreme court refused to grant 60 days time as sought by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for finalising the process relating to the appointment of the Nagaland police chief.
The bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha said failure to comply with its directions may lead to use of “coercive arms of law” by it.
Longkumer was appointed as the DGP on June 27, 2018. He was given a one-year extension last year till August 31, 2022.  This year he was again given an extension of six months till February next year.
The supreme court has been hearing a plea seeking enforcement of the apex court’s earlier directions on appointment of the DGP.

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