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Delhi Police receives Delhi HC flak for assaulting lady lawyer

Team SoOLEGAL 20 Dec 2017 11:13am

Delhi Police receives Delhi HC flak for assaulting lady lawyer

The Delhi Police has received a dressing down from the high court for lodging a stalking case against a woman lawyer and allegedly dragging her out of her residence to arrest her despite the court’s order against any coercive action. The alleged assault on the woman lawyer by the police prompted the Delhi High Court Bar Association to call for a strike.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Deepa Sharma directed the Home Ministry and the Delhi government to “forthwith” take action in accordance with the law against the “delinquent officers” and file a report before the next hearing on January 5.

“How can you (police) lodge a stalking case against a woman? It cannot be done. This cannot be countenanced. We want the concerned officers here. We are not a banana republic. We want immediate action. If we permit police to function in this manner, then God help us,” the bench said.

The court said it was “pained and disappointed” by the conduct of the police and added that if this was the practice followed in bailable offences, “then what would happen in non-bailable offences”.

The DCP was also directed to keep in its custody all the relevant records pertaining to the FIR in question and the incident on December 18 evening, when the woman was dragged out of her house.

[Source: Indian Express]

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