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


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

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