Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday
directed judicial Magistrates across Uttar Pradesh to provide
information about the arrests made by police in their
respective areas "in a mechanical or malafide or dishonest
A division bench comprising justices Amar Saran and
Kalimullah Khan asked them to provide information to its
It said "information so obtained from the Magistrates may
be placed by the Registrar General before this court so that
appropriate directions may be issued to the Director General
of Police for taking action against erring police officials."
The bench said "the court may initiate contempt
proceedings against defaulting police officers."