Himachal HC sets aside order quashing appointment of FSL head
Shimla, Apr 27 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh High Court today set aside the order of a single bench quashing the appointment of Director State Forensic Sciences Laboratory J R Gaur. The court also dismissed the original petition, challenging his appointment. The division bench of the High Court comprising Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice V K Ahuja in its order said that, "we are not at all in agreement with the judgement delivered by the learned single judge and accordingly set aside the judgement of December 23, 2012 and dismiss the writ petition with costs assessed at Rs 30,000 to be paid in equal shares by the three private respondents. As a result, the appellant shall continue to serve as Director, state FSL, till his attaining the age of superannuation. Observing that there was no merit in the petition, the bench observed that Gaur had rendered more than two decades of service in Himachal Pradesh and had places on record material to show that persons who were junior to him had been promoted to the posts of Director in FSL Haryana long time back.