Justice of the Peace instructed to elucidate in what capability he ‘sat on SHO’s chair’
Chandigarh, Could 27
A judicial Justice of the Peace has been allegedly caught on digital camera sitting on an SHO’s chair and dictating phrases at a police station. After going by way of the video recordings within the courtroom at the moment, Justice Arvind Singh of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom referred to as for an evidence from the judicial officer.
“This calls an evidence from the Justice of the Peace involved, as to in what capability, he had gone to the police station and whereas sitting on chair of the SHO, he was dictating the phrases as mirrored within the movies,” Justice Sangwan asserted.
Directing the handing over of the pen drive containing “all of the video recordings” to the state counsel for onward transmission to Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Justice Sangwan made it clear that he, in flip, would move on the storage gadget to the Justice of the Peace involved to “furnish his rationalization on this regard”.
he instructions got here on a petition filed towards the state of Punjab and different respondents by Jaspreet Singh by way of counsel Umesh Aggarwal. He was searching for the issuance of instructions to the official respondents to guard his life and liberty by the hands of his spouse.
Showing earlier than Justice Sangwan’s Bench, his counsel submitted that Harpreet Singh, Sub Divisional Judicial Justice of the Peace, Abohar, was actual uncle of the petitioner’s spouse and was extending menace to him. On December 19, 2021, the petitioner was referred to as to Rajpura Metropolis police station, the place a grievance was filed by his spouse towards him.
When the petitioner reached the police station, the SDJM was discovered sitting on the SHO’s chair. He threatened that the police would act as per his instructions. The counsel additionally confirmed a video to the court docket earlier than submitting that the Justice of the Peace threatened the petitioner with involvement in an FIR. “The counsel has proven sure different video recordings, wherein the Justice of the Peace is stating that the petitioner ought to pay Rs 33 lakh. When the petitioner says he’s a poor man and can’t pay greater than Rs 5 lakh for a compromise, the Justice of the Peace states that he has a automotive value Rs 50 lakh and he isn’t a beggar that he’ll comply with the provide made by him,” Justice Sangwan noticed.
Earlier than parting with the case, Justice Sangwan took notice of the truth that the Justice of the Peace was posted at Abohar when he got here to Rajpura Metropolis police station. The judicial officer was presently posted at Mansa. Fixing the case for August final week, Justice Sangwan additionally directed Patiala SSP to look into the petitioner’s menace notion.