Police Attack On Bihar Judge: Supreme Court Dismisses PIL Due To Insufficiency Of Official Record And Non Verification Of Allegations

first_imgTop StoriesPolice Attack On Bihar Judge: Supreme Court Dismisses PIL Due To Insufficiency Of Official Record And Non Verification Of Allegations Nupur Thapliyal13 Feb 2021 7:33 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking for a judicial inquiry into an incident which took place in Aurangabad, Bihar, wherein a District Judge, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Pradhan, was allegedly threatened, abused and chased by a police sub-inspector. A bench comprising of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Aniruddha Bose dismissed the PIL after referring to the counter affidavits filed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking for a judicial inquiry into an incident which took place in Aurangabad, Bihar, wherein a District Judge, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Pradhan, was allegedly threatened, abused and chased by a police sub-inspector. A bench comprising of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Aniruddha Bose dismissed the PIL after referring to the counter affidavits filed by the Bihar Police. According to the bench, neither the factual position could be verified in the matter nor was supported by any official record. Earlier, the bench directed the petitioner to add the concerned police officer as a party in the case. While referring to the response of the Bihar Police, the bench ordered: “This petition has been filed without verifying the factual position nor is supported by any official record, whereas the counter affidavit discloses the true state of affairs and which need no further elaboration or adjudication. The writ petition and other pending applications are dismissed.” On October 21, the senior additional District Judge, Dr. Pradhan, had been allegedly abused, threatened and chased by a police sub-inspector named Pranav of the Town police station in Aurangabad when he was on an evening walk. The SI was accompanied by paramilitary personnel for a flag march at that time. In view of the newspaper reports, a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) was filed seeking a court-monitored inquiry into the incident and measures to ensure the protection of judicial officers. According to the petitioner, “Attack and assault upon the judges and magistrates by police not only lowers the dignity of judiciary but it also leaves the impression in the minds of public that when the judicial officers are not safe from police atrocities than what safety public will aspect.” The petitioner sought direction to register FIR in the matter against the erring/identified police officials under section 307, 511 and 365 of Indian penal Code and other relevant provisions and set up a two-member inquiry commission consisting of sitting High Court judges to inquire into the incident and to submit a report before the Supreme Court. The petition further sought initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against the erring police officer and also against the Director General of Police of Bihar for his alleged inaction. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more