Published On : Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
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High Court slaps show cause notice to Addl Sessions Judge, Wardha in a contempt case

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Nagpur News: In a surprise development, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has issued a show cause notice to the Additional Sessions Judge of Wardha asking him why the contempt of the Court proceedings should not be initiated against him. The High Court has also ordered the Additional Sessions Judge to remain present personally in the Court on September 27.

The rare development concerns to the Additional Sessions Judge D D Mamdapure, who granted regular bail to Shailesh Mankar, the kidnapper of his own son. The Sessions Court had granted conditional anticipatory bail to Shailesh Mankar who had abducted his own one and a half year son Dhruv following some family dispute and was absconding since then. However, the CID nabbed him in Baitul after the full nine months. The State Government had petitioned the Sessions Court to cancel Shailesh Mankar’s anticipatory bail. The High Court, too, had directed the Sessions Court to decide on the State Government’s petition. At the same time, Shailesh Mankar had also filed a petition in the Sessions Court for a regular bail in the family dispute. The Sessions Court, however, accepted Shailesh Mankar’s petition and granted him the regular bail. The State Government drew the attention of the High Court towards the Sessions Court decision in granting regular bail to Shailesh Mankar. The Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Z A Haq of the High Court then issued a show cause notice to the Additional Sessions Judge D D Mamdapure asking him why no contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.

A Wardha resident Sneha Mankar, whose one and a half year old son had been kidnapped by her husband Shailesh Mankar, had filed a writ petition in the High Court. In her petition, she charged that Wardha police have been found careless and not serious in tracing her son. Sneha further said in her petition that the relations between her and husband Shailesh were not normal. She left husband and was staying with her mother along with the son. On December 3, 2012, Shailesh came to her mother’s house and hit her and took away Sneha’s son along with him.


The CID Department’s Chief the Additional Superintendent of Police, Ratan Singh Yadav had informed the Court that there is shortage of police officers and policemen in the CID Department. Yadav had provided the information when he was summoned by the High Court in this connection.

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court in a pointed poser had left the entire Maharashtra police ashamed and humiliated. The High Court questioned the very duty of police. The wordings of the Court: “The CID has shortage of hands to trace a one and half year old kid, then why and how the police provide security to VIPs and big industrialists.” With this red-hot question, Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Pradeep Deshmukh had issued summons to the State Home Secretary and Director General of Police and ordered them to be personally present in the Court.