Pandey will quit immediately as DGP, Gujarat tells Supreme Court

The Gujarat government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the request of Director General of Police P.P. Pandey to step down will be accepted immediately.

Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud were also told that the notification of three months extension granted to him till April 30 too would be resolved.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat government, said the state government would accept Pandey’s offer to step down after the bench asked him to either make a statement that Pandey would go forthwith or they would pass an order.

Pandey is one of the accused in the killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

Initially asking the court to let Pandey complete his extended term till April 30 and retire gracefully, Mehta told the court that he (Pandey) was in no position to influence the case as charges had not been framed.