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SC reinstates Senkumar as Kerala DGP

IANS | New Delhi |

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Kerala to restore T.P. Senkumar as the Director General of Police after noting that his removal was arbitrary.

The apex court set aside the Pinarayi Vijayan government's decision to remove Senkumar following a public outcry over the allegations of mishandling of the Kollan temple fire tragedy and the Jisha murder case.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur said that the DGP was removed in disregard of the rules. The court described the decision to remove Senkumar as "inappropriate". 

It quashed the Kerala government's earlier order sacking Senkumar.