Flex issue: HC pulls up B'luru City Police commissioner

The BBMP should ensure that all unauthorised flexes and banners are removed as soon as possible, the court said. (DH Photo)

The Karnataka High Court on Friday summoned Bengaluru City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar and pulled him up for assault on workers engaged by BBMP for removing flexes and banners.

The Commissioner was summoned following reports of assault by miscreants on workers which was reported by the media.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari orally observed that the Commissioner would be held accountable for such assaults. He would also be held responsible for any single flex found in future.

The court stated that the police should arrest miscreants and charge sheet should be filed against them within a day.

The court also orally observed that if bail applications are filed by such persons, the same shall be heard by the High court.

The court observed that the BBMP and the police should work together on this task round the clock. The BBMP should ensure that all unauthorised flexes and banners are removed as soon as possible.

The court stated the police can get records of mishaps concerning the removal of flexes which may be available in CCTV footage.

The court asked the Police Commissioner to file an investigation report of such assaults or mishaps and should also file an affidavit with regard to the action taken therein August 8.

The BBMP should also submit an action taken report with regard to the removal of the flexes by August 8.

The BBMP counsel submitted that some contractors are not ready to remove the flexes following Thursday’s assault incident.

In response to this, the court observed that such contractors denying to remove flexes would be summoned by the court.

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