Inconsistencies mar chances of justice: Judge

Better coordination between police and public prosecutors need of hour

Ensuring justice: District Principal and Sessions Judge H P Sandesh inaugurating a workshop on warrants and summons at Senate Bhavan in Mysore on Monday. IGP Southern Range  ASN Prasad, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal, Dy SP Venkatswamy, DCP Basavaraj Malagatti and others are seen. DH pHoto

He was speaking at a day-long workshop on warrants and summons, organised jointly by the Southern Region police, city police and the forum of public prosecutors at Senate Bhavan in Manasagangothri here.

The police, public prosecutors, advocates and the judges play a key role in the judicial system and effective delivery of justice to the aggrieved.

These four wings should ensure that an accused or an act of wrongdoing on part of anyone is punished as per the law. At the same time, it is important exercise caution that no innocent person is punished, the Judge remarked.

Justice Sandesh said the police and the public prosecutors were the agents of the justice. If a court summons a police station, the head of the station returns it with endorsements. Unfortunately, in many cases, the endorsements are done sitting at the police station.

There would be lot of inconsistency in the endorsements sent to the Court. Once the endorsement would say the accused was dead, the other time the same endorsement would inform that the accused was still on the run.

 These inconsistencies happen when police are not serious about their job. Sometimes, the station head himself would be unaware of summons issued, he regretted.

“The police and the public prosecutors should introspect and deliver timely justice to the plaintiffs. There should be coordination between the two wings. The police must take opinions of the public prosecutors while filing the chargesheet,” he said.

He said the media played a crucial role in influencing the decisions of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. It has took centrestage in many a decision making process, he added.

In his address, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal said the city police was developing a mechanism on summons and warrants and other legal issues which could be a model to entire State.

A S N Prasad, IGP, Southern Range, Sharath Chandra, Superintendent of Police, Hassan, Venkatswamy, Additional SP, Mysore, Rajanna, Additional SP, Mandya, Manjunath, SP, Madikeri, B S Prakash, SP, Chamarajanagar and others were present on the occasion.

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