There are specific directives from Supreme Court and State Government to the police not to disclose identities and other details of juvenile delinquents for whatsoever reasons. However, the Nagpur cops bungled the directives.
Nagpur: Jolted by the damning report flashed by Nagpur Today over the bungle of exposing identity of juvenile accused, Nagpur police seem to have acted swiftly and, it is learnt, removed the images and other details of the minor offenders from their website. There are specific directives from Supreme Court and State Government to the police not to disclose the identities and other details of juvenile delinquents for whatsoever reasons. However, the Nagpur cops bungled the directives and went on to expose the juvenile accused by way of uploading their images as well as other details such as names, age etc. But now, in a damage control exercise, the cops have got the rid of all the objectionable contents and ‘cleaned’ the website.
It is pertinent to recall that Nagpur Today, a few days back, had flashed a report titled “SHOCKING: City cops found mocking at SC, State Govt directives by exposing identity of juvenile accused.” The report unequivocally nailed the police by stating that ‘Ripping apart the directives of Supreme Court as well as State Government, Nagpur police have been found exposing the identities of juvenile delinquents who are allegedly involved in one crime or another. The Supreme Court and State Government have specifically ordered police and media not to disclose the identities of juvenile delinquents for whatsoever reasons. These orders are being torn apart by the Nagpur cops.’
The report further said that ‘In fact, the Nagpur police have uploaded on its website dozens of photos of accused for identification purpose and subsequently cracking the crimes. The photos of accused facilitate gathering of information from public. However, in the name of gathering information about the accused, the Nagpur police reportedly committed a blunder.’
‘They uploaded the photos and names of juvenile accused on their website in flagrant violation of Supreme Court and State Government directives in this regard. If one scans the main page of the website for photos of criminals, he or she would be in a position to see all the photos on the screen.’
However, acting on the damning report, the city cops, it is learnt, scrambled to get rid of the images and other details of juvenile accused from their website to contain the damage further.