Nagpur News: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has advised, albeit, in strongly words, the Nagpur police to focus more on curbing ever growing crimes and violence than wasting energy on saluting and parading in the Government’s “Ceremonial Events and Protocols.” The High Court posed a pointed poser to Nagpur police: “Why are you wasting your power in following the Ceremonial Events and Protocols instead of carrying out your main duty of controlling the growing crimes and violence?”
The High Court then ordered that the saluting and parading should be held at District Headquarters only. The protocols should be followed in minimum numbers and the police should confine themselves on more and more investigations of the crimes. The High Court put the remarks on a petition also. The native of Wardha, Sneha Mankar, has filed the criminal writ petition in the High Court after total failure on the part of police in tracing her kid son abducted by her husband himself.
The High Court had ordered the Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal and Additional Chief Secretary (Home Ministry) Amitabh Rajan to be personally present in the court in this connection. The DGP sanjeev Dayal was present but Rajan filed his affidavit through Government Pleader Nitin Sambre. The affidavit informed the Court that due to shortage of staff in Police Department the investigation in the case was getting delayed. The reason put forth by the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Amitabh Rajan drew a sharp reaction from the Judges of the High Court Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Z A Haq and in the strongly worded advice asked the Nagpur police not to waste their energy in saluting and parading in the ceremonial events. The Court opined that “we will have to get rid of such traditions. What is the meaning of police being involved in the ceremonial event and protocols rather focusing on their basic duty of curbing the crimes and investigations.”