HC pulls up Delhi Police for failing to arrest man despite NBW

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 21:33

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
admonished the city police for their failure to arrest a man,
accused of inflicting grievous hurt on another man, despite a
non-bailable warrant and for being in "hand in glove" with
him.

"It is very rare that police in pursuance of non-bailable
warrants issued by various courts, ever execute the warrants,
arrest the accused and produce him before the court. It is a
common knowledge that police officials use non-bailable
warrants issued by the courts as a blank cheque and misuse the
same," Justice V B Gupta said.

"Whenever police want to arrest any accused person then
they don`t need non-bailable warrant. They will just pick up
the accused during dead hours of night and detain him for
interrogation," the judge said while dismissing anticipatory
bail plea of one Kapil Kumar.

Kapil Kumar had allegedly caused grievous hurt to one
Prempal on October 12, 2009, and has remained elusive since
then.

Observing that due to the inaction of the police, the
accused are having a free run while victims of crime are
always under constant fear, the court said, "The only
inference which can be drawn under these circumstances is
that the police is hand in glove with the petitioner."

Taking note of recent media reports about proclaimed
offenders roaming freely in Delhi, the court said, "It speaks
volume about the functioning of the police and shows how
inefficient and helpless are our police in apprehending the
known criminals."

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 21:33

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