panipat: Hc requests Dgp affidavit on Panipat cop misconduct | Chandigarh News

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Chandigarh: Apparently vexed by the misconduct of CIA Panipat Police personnel with the Punjab and Haryana High Court-appointed warrant officer in a habeas corpus plea, the HC ordered to the DGP Haryana to provide an affidavit on the action taken against the cops error. HC also clarified that if the DGP does not submit an affidavit on the matter by March 30, he must appear in person before the HC.
Making it clear that the court would not tolerate such behavior on the part of the police, the HC also observed that the misconduct with the court-appointed warrant officer was in complete disregard of the order made by that court, resulting in the appeal for contempt of court.
“The Director General of Police, Haryana is invited to file his personal affidavit after verifying the facts with the relevant SSP and the action taken against the officials in error must also be filed. If the affidavit is not filed by the next court date, the Chief Police Officer of Haryana will remain personally present in court,” HC ordered.
Judge Sant Prakash issued the orders while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by a Karnal woman seeking instructions against the alleged illegal detention of a family member by Panipat police.
The petition was filed on February 25, after which HC appointed a warrant officer to obtain detention, namely, Sonu released from illegal custody by Panipat Police.
In response to the HC’s order, Warrant Officer Bhag Singh Virk submitted a detailed report before the HC. According to the report, the warrant officer was abused and even chased by some police officers. With regard to the detainee-Sonu, he was declared wanted in two FIRs but he was not named in these FIRs.
“The facts disclosed by the warrant officer in his report would indicate that CIA personnel, Panipat, had no regard for a warrant officer appointed by this court and misbehaved with him in complete disregard of the order issued by this court, which led to the contempt proceedings being invited,” the HC observed while ordering the DGP to file an affidavit explaining the issue by March 30.
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