Convict interacts with media whereas in custody, cops rapped
Chandigarh, February 24
The Punjab Police immediately discovered themselves on the receiving finish following the interplay of dismissed DSP Balwinder Singh Sekhon with the media whereas in custody throughout his manufacturing earlier than a courtroom.
“We aren’t proud of the way wherein an individual in custody gave interview. Tomorrow, individuals in jail will give interview,” the Bench asserted.
Ludhiana Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu was additionally nearly questioned about his understanding of legislation.
“Let’s see your information of legislation,” the Bench stated on the problem of sure offences being bailbale or non-bailable.
The Bench asserted that offending movies had been consistently being posted on social media platforms for the previous six months wherein derogatory remarks towards constitutional establishments, a Supreme Court docket Decide and Excessive Court docket Judges had been being made regularly.
The Bench then known as for a standing report giving an evidence as to how such offending movies amounted to an offence beneath the provisions of the IPC, the Data and Know-how Act and different Particular Acts.
Referring to a compliance report, the Bench of Justice GS Sandhawalia and Justice Harpreet Kaur Jeewan noticed there was an admission that contemners Sekhon and Pardeep Sharma throughout police custody gave media bytes to information channel and newspaper reporters within the Ludhiana courtroom premises.
There was additionally an admission of obvious lapse on the a part of police officers/officers on obligation and a departmental inquiry had been initiated towards Sarabha Nagar SHO. Clarification had additionally been sought from Ludhiana ACP Crime-1 and ACP West.
- “We aren’t proud of the way wherein an individual in custody gave interview. Tomorrow, individuals in jail will give interview,” the Bench stated.
- Ludhiana Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu was questioned on this regard
- A departmental inquiry had been initiated towards Sarabha Nagar SHO and rationalization sought from Ludhiana ACP Crime-1 and ACP West.