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Wagholi land grab case: High Court fiat to state DGP

Bombay HC has directed the state DGP to remain present before the court on December 22 for failing to appoint a police officer of the rank of Inspector General (IG) of Police to investigate an alleged land grab case in Wagholi.

The Bombay High Court has directed the state Director General of Police (DGP) to remain present before the court on December 22 for failing to appoint a police officer of the rank of Inspector General (IG) of Police to investigate an alleged land grab case in Wagholi.

The land grab cases had been filed by Dinesh Gonjare in 2009,but despite repeated complaints by Alim Abu Aker Chagla and two court orders,the police reportedly failed to investigate the matter. Chagla then filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the manner in which probe was being conducted.

In the order dated April 1 this year on the PIL,the HC had said that the investigation (pending with the joint civil judge (junior division) and judicial magistrate first class) should be supervised by an officer not below the rank of IG,who shall be appointed by the state DGP.

“Despite this order,the DGP failed to appoint any IG-level officer. The court,on October 12,had told the police to file an affidavit giving details of the steps taken following the order,but even that was not done,” said Chagla.

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Taking note of this,the High Court bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi,on December 15,passed an order directing that “if the affidavit as required by the order dated 12 October 2011 is not filed,officer not below the rank of DGP shall remain present before this court.”

First published on: 21-12-2011 at 03:44:40 am
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