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Court summons Delhi Police Personnel for showing 'serious disregard' to Judicial Order

Team SoOLEGAL 29 Dec 2020 4:28pm

Court summons Delhi Police Personnel for showing 'serious disregard' to Judicial Order

On 26th December, 2020, a Local Court of Delhi by referring a report of senior police officials directed a Delhi Police Investigation Officer and Station House Officer to remain present in the Court. According to the report, the accused and his lawyer were manhandled by few individuals including police officials at the time of entering the Tihar Jail compound.

The aggrieved lawyer of the accused had filed an application by stating that, on Friday, 25th December, 2020, when the lawyer and the accused was entering the Tihar jail compound, few unknown individuals suddenly started attacking the lawyer and the accused. The report also stated that, few police personnel also entered the jail and manhandled the accused as well as the lawyer and forcefully took away the accused in a car.

Assistant Commissioner of Police had been directed by Metropolitan Magistrate to file a report with respect to the location of the accused and the actual state of the investigation in this case under his own signature. According to the Court this is a severe disregard and cannot be tolerated at all. The Investigating Officer involved, as well as the SHO, has been ordered to appear before the Judge.

The Court had also questioned the Central Reserve Police Force and Home Guard Personnel regarding the identity of the persons who had committed this offence by manhandling the accused and his lawyers.

The CRPF official reported that he had reviewed the IDs of the staff concerned and said that they were police officers. He also reported that the accused and his lawyer had been assaulted and manhandled by the said staff.



Tagged: Delhi Police   Judicial Order   senior police officials   Investigation Officer   Tihar Jail   Central Reserve Police Force  
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