SC slams UP police for falsely implicating a man

SC slams UP police for falsely implicating a man

The Supreme Court has slammed Uttar Pradesh Police for falsely implicating a man in a case of carrying narcotics and assaulting a woman.

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul expressed deep anguish over the alleged involvement of police officers into the entire episode, leading to arrest of Ravi, a resident of Baghpat, in Western Uttar Pradesh.

Having gone through an affidavit filed by the state police officer, the court noted the transcript file of conversations suggested a wider role of different police officials in this process.

"We must express our complete dissatisfaction on the affidavit dated  April 2, 2018, to the extent that the police authorities seems to be satisfied with a censure against Sub Inspector Aman Singh as a  culmination of these false cases foisted on Ravi," the bench said.

The court directed the state government to deposit a sum of Rs 5 lakh in its registry within 10 days for determining the compensation to the man while hearing a plea filed by his sister, Meenakshi Kumari.

It is necessary to compensate "for the agony through which Ravi and his family members gone through on account of cases being foisted on them".

The court put the matter for further consideration after 10 days after noting that it was necessary to determine the complicity of the police officers for which a suitable superior officer is to be appointed as envisaged under Section 36 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

The court asked the police to file closure report against Ravi after the police admitted before it that no evidence of any contraband substance from the accused was found.

The bench had earlier examined inside the judges chamber the alleged assault victim who submitted that she was living happily with her husband and no untoward incident with her has taken place in the village. She also submitted that she treated Ravi and her sister Meenakshi as her brother and sister.

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