The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered the arrest of a woman IAS officer in connection with a contempt plea after she did not appear in the court as directed earlier.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Antony Dominic and Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu gave the direction to police after A Shanimol, Managing Director of Kerala Water Authority (KWA), failed to appear.
The bench also directed the police to produce her in the court on November 15. The bench also rejected a plea by the officer seeking exemption from appearing in person.
The court gave the order while hearing a contempt of the court petition filed by a Chennai-based firm alleging that the officer failed to implement a single bench order directing increase of amount of a contract work of the KWA.
As carried in TIE