Contempt notice issued to Central Bank managing director

December 15th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued a contempt notice against the managing director of the Central Bank of India for taking action against an official despite its stay order.Justice S.N. Agrawal passed the order after the bank’s general manager, Abhijit Ghosh, told the court that a fresh chargesheet was filed against him in an alleged misconduct matter despite the court staying all proceeding against him.

Ghosh was suspended from his job on Sep 24 after a chargesheet was filed against him on a charge of misconduct.

Aggrieved by the departmental inquiry, Ghosh approached the court, seeking a stay on all proceedings against him.

The court, in an interim order, stayed the departmental action against him and directed the chief managing director (CMD) and the petitioner to appear before it in order to reach an amicable settlement.

In the meantime, the bank filed a fresh chargesheet against Ghosh, alleging that he had fabricated documents.

“It is apparent that the latest chargesheet has been issued with the ulterior motive to frustrate the order of the court staying the departmental inquiry against him. In fact, the CMD is taking one step after another to circumvent the order,” advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Ghosh, said.

He alleged that Ghosh is being victimised as he filed a complaint against the CMD for her misdeeds and gross abuse of authority before the Central Vigilance Commission.

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