Cabinet nod for HPCA cases withdrawal, AG to be informed

Written by Ashwani Sharma
| Shimla |
Published: April 17, 2018 2:31:02 pm

A week after the Supreme Court asked the state’s Advocate General (AG) Ashok Sharma to clarify on the government’s proposed move to withdraw what it called “politically motivated cases”, the Cabinet Monday advised the Chief Secretary to pass instructions to the AG about withdrawal of HPCA cases. Highly placed sources said the Cabinet made a clarification that the decision of the Cabinet taken in January 2018 to withdraw all “politically motivated cases” registered out of “vendetta” by the earlier government also covered the HPCA cases.

In fact, the government has already withdrawn prosecution sanctions granted by earlier government against two IAS officers – Deepak Sanan ,a retired Additional Chief Secretary, and Ajay Sharma,…

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