MP HC Orders Suspension Of Superintendent Of Police For Not Executing Non-Bailable Warrant
The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the suspension of Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara for not executing a non-bailable warrant issued to an official by the Court.
The bench of Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra directed the Director General of Police to place him under suspension.
“…the Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh is directed to place him under suspension forthwith pending further orders of this Court.”, the Court directed.
The Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against an official through the Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara. The Court noted that a letter was written by the Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara to the Registrar (J-II) of the Court wherein he stated that aforesaid official has been transferred, therefore, the warrant could not be executed.
The Court expressed shock at the letter of the Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara.
“We are indeed shocked with the letter of the Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara. The only reason has been assigned that the respondent No.3 has been transferred. Where he is transferred and why the non-bailable warrant could not be executed, has not been stated by him. This is not acceptable. It would appear that our orders are not being taken seriously”, the Court said.
Thus the Court ordered his suspension till further orders
Advocate V.P Nema appeared for petitioner and Advocate Mohan Sausarkar appeared for the official.
The Court directed for execution of the non-bailable warrant against the official through the Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh.
“Under these circumstances, when the Superintendent of Police, Chhindwara himself is unable to execute the order of this Court, the non-bailable warrant is directed to be executed through the Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh.”, the Court directed.
“…issue non-bailable warrant against the respondent No.3 the Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh, returnable by 19.04.2023.”, the Court said.
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