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M.N.SUBRAMANIAN NAMBOOTHIRI v. SUB GROUP OFFICER - WP(C) No. 18476 of 2007(Y)  RD-KL 10361 (15 June 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWP(C) No. 18476 of 2007(Y)
1. M.N.SUBRAMANIAN NAMBOOTHIRI,
1. SUB GROUP OFFICER,
2. ASSISTANT DEVASWOM COMMISSIONER,
3. THE COMMISSIONER,
For Petitioner :SRI.P.R.PADMANABHAN NAIR
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.BALAKRISHNAN NAIR
O R D E R
K.BALAKRISHNAN NAIR, J.W.P.(C) No.18476 of 2007-Y
Dated this the 15th day of June, 2007.
J U D G M E N T
The petitioner is a Santhi, working under the respondents. At present, he is attached to Mudayoorkara Devaswom, under the Kaipuzha Sub Group. Certain complaints were raised against the petitioner, by the devotees and the Assistant Devaswom Commissioner has issued Ext.P2 notice, calling upon him to submit his explanation. The petitioner denies all the allegations contained in Ext.P2. He has already submitted Ext.P3 reply. While so, by Ext.P5, the petitioner has been transferred from the present Temple to a nearby Temple called Tharamelidom Devaswom. The petitioner submits, the said transfer has been effected ignoring the options given by him, in Ext.P4. So, he challenges Ext.P5 transfer order. He has already preferred Ext.P7 appeal against Ext.P5, before the third respondent.
2. The transfer is to a nearby place. Therefore, no serious prejudice is caused to the petitioner. Further, he has been shifted from the present Temple, based on certain allegations against him. Though, he denies those allegations, I think, there is nothing illegal in shifting him, pending enquiry of those allegations. This Court can WPC No.18476 of 2007 2 interfere with a transfer order, if only it is shown to be illegal or vitiated by malafides. I find nothing illegal with Ext.P5., But, if Ext.P7 is received and pending, the third respondent will consider and pass orders on it, within two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this judgment. If, as a result of allowing Ext.P7, somebody else is disturbed, needless to say, the said employee shall also be given an opportunity to represent against the same, before final orders are passed. The Writ Petition is dismissed. K.BALAKRISHNAN NAIR,
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