HC notices to police, govt over false plaint

HC notices to police, govt over false plaint

HC notices to police, govt over false plaint

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government, Commissioner of Police, Rajajinagar police and Police Sub Inspector H A Manju with regard to a false complaint lodged against Geetha Misra who had filed a police complaint about illegal encroachment.

The court also passed an interim order restraining harassment of the petitioner by the police.

Justice A S Bopanna passed the order.

A petition filed by Geetha Misra, a social activist had moved the court seeking directions to the police department to consider her complaint of an encroachment and the transfer of a police sub-inspector who had filed a false complaint against her.

According to the petitioner, owner of Guru Arts with the support of other shop owners had illegally removed the 'No Parking' board erected by the traffic police at 17th main, 3rd block, Rajajinagar, which is a busy spot. She had also lodged a police complaint on this matter.

The petitioner also submitted, that in order to counter this complaint, one Pradeep Urs along with others lodged a false complaint against her that she has threatened and abused the street hawkers.

They had stated that the petitioner was able to get an endorsement from the Rajajinagar police that the alleged complaint was closed

The petitioner had earlier filed a PIL in the high court about the illegal encroachment of footpaths by street hawkers. The court had disposed of the petition after directing BBMP to remove the encroachments. Acting on the orders of the court, BBMP had removed the illegal encroachments by the street hawkers.

The petition also submitted that she received an endorsement from the Assistant Commissioner of Police about her complaint made to the commissioner of police against the police sub-inspector H A Manju and police inspector Vidyadhar stating that they had registered a case against her based on a false complaint.

The endorsement stated that Vidyadhar was transferred to Rajajinagar police station and H A Manju was transferred to Basaveshwarnagar police station on the order of the city police commissioner.

However, the petitioner was shocked to see that H A Manju was still serving in the Rajajinagar police station despite his transfer orders. She also stated that Manju regularly harassed her on the basis of the false complaint.

The petitioner has sought for directions to the respondents to consider her complaint on the illegal removal of the No Parking board and to quash the false entries against her made in the case diary of Rajajinagar police station.

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