Nothing adverse against Bidari in HC remarks: Apex court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it did not find any adverse comments against former Director General and Inspector General of Police Shankar Bidari in the order passed by the High Court of Karnataka for his role as deputy head of a joint special task force to nab forest brigand Veerappan.

A Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and Gyan Sudha Misra, while disposing of a special leave petition filed by Bidari, noted that all the observations made by the High Court were against the deputy commander of the joint special task force and not against an individual. “We find it difficult to construe that there was any adverse remark made against him as an individual,” the Bench said.

Bidari, in his plea, wanted the apex court to remove the observations made by the HC in its order passed on May 28 last, holding that he had not performed his duty well as deputy commandant of the joint special task force, in containing personnel allegedly responsible for large-scale violation of human rights.

Bidari, who was present in the Court room, turned emotional after hearing the order. He said that the verdict would restore honour to his image.

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