Nagpur: 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 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.
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.
On the same page, in the crime number 373/12 (theft case), a photo of a juvenile accused and his name along with address has been uploaded. The age of this juvenile accused is 17 years. Apart from this blunder, police have mentioned ages of six more accused as 18 years.
It clearly shows that the accused are under the age of 18 years. But shockingly, these six accused have been included in the list of juvenile delinquents. It means, Nagpur police have uploaded the photos of both the adult and minor accused on its website. Sheer blunder!
The State Government, by a order year ago, has specifically asked the police not to disclose identities of juvenile accused and also not to present them before the media. The reason cited by the State Government is that it affects the investigation of the case. Subsequently, implementing the order the police stations stopped sharing photos of adult accused to media. However, the Nagpur police, by uploading the photos and names of juvenile delinquents on their website, have made mockery of Supreme Court order and State Government directives in this regard.