Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has ordered the state government to reinstate a police constable who was reportedly terminated from service for short of height by 1 cm 25 years ago.
The complainant, Dolamani Bishi had joined as a ‘writer constable’ on August 16, 1993. He was selected by the selection committee consisting of Balangir SP as chairman and principal of Police Training School, Nayagarh and DSP, Balangir as members. His height was recorded as 168 cm, chest 81/90 cm and weight 65 kg.
On March 14, 1994, he was deputed for training at Police Training School at Hatibari in Sundargarh for nine months. While Dolamani was under training, he was sent back by the Principal of the training school due to alleged shortage of height by 1 cm on September 19, 1994.