TUMMALAPALLI SATHIRAJU Vs. GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
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(1.)The petitioner an Assistant
Engineer, Panchayat Raj Department,
seeks to quash the orders of the State
Government in its Memorandum No.
2037/Estt-1/7p-6, dated 17th May, 1971,
suspending him along with two
Supervisors, pending enquiry into certain grave
irregularities and malpractices alleged
to have been committed by him in the
execution of works in Zilla Parishad.
(2.)The petitioner worked as Assistant
Engineer, Zilla Parishad, Krishna, from
12th April, 1965 upto and June, 1968.
The impugned order was passed by the
State Government when the petitioner
Was working as an Assistant Engineer,
Zilla Parishad, East Godavari at Rajah-
(3.)Mr. Balaiah, the learned Counsel
appearing for the petitioner, contends
that the order of suspension passed by
the State Government is illegal and
without jurisdiction and in any event,
violative of principles of natural justice.
The learned Government Pleader opposed
the claim of the petitioner contending
inter alia that the State Government is
empowered to pass the impugned order
and there is no merit in this writ petition.
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