Updated: August 9, 2021 8:12:54 pm
A Delhi court has asked DCP (Northeast) to explain instances of station house officers disobeying court orders.
Special Judge Sunil Chaudhary made the observations while granting bail to an accused in a theft case.
The observations were made when the local station house officer in this case failed to file a reply to the jail application of the accused or attend the court hearing as ordered.
“The station house officer has not joined the hearing so far. This type of irregularity and instance of disobediences of the court orders by the SHOs has already been brought to the notice of DCP, Northeast and he apprised the court that he has issued circulars directing the SHOs and ACPs to ensure filing of reply to the bail applications in the Court as well as to supply its copy to the parties well in time,” the court said.
The court said these instances of non-compliance of directions have also been brought into the notice of the DCP with direction to take appropriate action, but he has not done so.
“Let DCP, Northeast explain personally as to why the instructions have not been complied with and what action is proposed against the delinquent official for non-compliance of instructions within a week,” the court said.
The accused, arrested by the police for allegedly stealing sewing machines in Karawal Nagar, has been in judicial custody since July 6. His lawyer told the court that he was working as a labourer for the complainant, who owns a shop with sewing machines. The defence counsel told the court the complaint was filed after the accused kept asking his employer to pay his dues.
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