The High Court of Punjab and Haryana High Court has held the General Manager of Northern Railways and the Secretary of the Railway Board guilty for misleading the court to save Parveen Gaur Dwivedi, the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Sr. DCM) in the matter of the unwarranted withdrawal of checking staff in a scheduled two years ago during an inspection by the Special Railway Magistrate (SRM).
The High Court Judgement announced," The Secretary of the Railway Board, as well as General Manager of Northern Railways, made an unsuccessful attempt to conceal the truth from this court and their conduct, is highly unfair and improper. It amounts to interference in and the ouster of the jurisdiction of Special Railway Magistrate. Apart from it, the act of the petitioner in withdrawing the checking staff is not only unfair, rather, the same is reprimandable. None of the railway authorities has any power to oust the jurisdiction of the Special Railway Magistrate in this regard."
The court asserted, "The evidence available on the record establishes that the petitioner (Dwivedi) has unnecessarily, without any cogent reason has withdrawn the staff."
Further questioning the explanations put up by Dwivedi, the court interrogated, "She explained that there is a shortage of staff but it is not understandable why the shortage was only considered on September 29 and 30."