Furnish details of malafide arrests in UP: HC

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 manner".

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 23:24 PM IST

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
manner".

A division bench comprising justices Amar Saran and
Kalimullah Khan asked them to provide information to its
Registrar General.

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."

PTI