Published On : Tue, Apr 28th, 2015

HC slaps notice to Jaripatka police on charges of excesses, false complaints


Nagpur: The nasty working style of city police has drawn the attention of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court in no uncertain term. In this context, the High Court has slapped a notice to Jaripatka police and sought their reply on a petition that has charged them of excesses and registering false complaints. The Division Bench of Justice Arun Chaudhary and Justice P N Deshmukh issued the notice on a petition filed by a mutton shop owner.

The mutton trader, Nassem, in his petition said that the Jaripatka police recently came to his shop and exerted pressure to lodge a complaint against Goldie Bhullar. Police told him to file a complaint against Goldie Bhullar charging him of demanding extortion (Haftha) money. When Naseem refused to follow the diktat, police told him that they want his signatures for withdrawing his complaint filed against Goldie Bhullar three years ago. With this pretext, the Jaripatka police extracted Naseem’s signatures on some papers. Police then misused the signed papers for registering a case against Goldie, said Naseem in his petition.

However, when Naseem came to know about his complaint through newspaper reports, he went to Jaripatka Police Station for clarification. From that day the police are exerting pressure on him to bring fictitious witnesses, stated Naseem in his petition to High Court.

Subsequently, the Court issued a notice to Jaripatka police and sought their reply on the charges.