|Jammu, Aug 29: Justice MK Hanjura quashed the premature retirement of Noor-ud-Din Wani, I/C SMC (RL), Srinagar, of the Agricultural Production Department with the direction to the state to reinstate the petitioner and grant him all the consequential benefits, within a period of one month.|
Justice MK Hanjura observed that the impugned order bearing No. 1279-GAD of 2016 dated 21st of November, 2016, cannot stand the test of law and reason. It is not based on any material from which a reasonable opinion could be derived to put forth the plea that the petitioner has outlived his utility as a Government servant or that his conduct was such that his continuance in service would be prejudicial to the public interest. Merely that a case or cases have been registered against the petitioner by the Vigilance Organization cannot form the basis of retiring him compulsorily, as a corollary to which, the impugned order bearing No. 1279-GAD of 2016 dated 21st of November, 2016, is quashed.