Cops file cases at behest of netas, face music after regime adjustments, says SC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The exact same Chhattisgarh police officer, who had triggered an indignant outburst from the Supreme Court about officers cosying as much as a regime and dealing with music when a brand new one takes cost, on Monday acquired one other mouthful from the SC for looking for safety from arrest in one other case at the same time as he secured safety from arrest for 3 weeks within the newest case.
On August 26, the SC had protected Gurjinder Pal Singh from arrest in a sedition case in addition to a disproportionate property case lodged in opposition to him as a result of he allegedly did “not carry out midnight instructions” of Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel for registering a false case in opposition to former CM Raman Singh within the Nagrik Apurti Nigam (PDS) rip-off.
On Monday, the police officer was again in SC and his counsel Vikas Singh sought safety from arrest in one other case associated to his alleged extortion actions. A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli stated, “You (the police officer) are responsible for all these non-sense. We cannot grant protection to you in every case. It is alleged that you started extorting money because you were close to the then government. When you are close to the government and do these things, then you will always end up paying back with interest.”
The CJI stated, “This is a new trend in the country and the police officers are to be blamed for finding themselves in such situations.” However, the SC granted safety from arrest to the police officer within the second case until October 1 and stated on that day it’s going to hear each his petitions collectively.
On August 26, senior advocate Fali S Nariman, showing for the police officer, had advised the SC that “the police officer was being victimised as he did not carry out the midnight instructions of the CM to register cases against the former CM”. The fees have been strongly refuted by senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Rakesh Dwivedi, who had appeared for Chhattisgarh authorities.
But the SC had made scathing feedback on sure cops who blindly act at the behest of politicians to benefit from the favour of the regime. The CJI had stated, “It is a disturbing feature across the country. To be in the good books of politicians in power, they commit harakiri. First, they actively register cases against political opponents at the beck and call of those at the helm of power. They face the music at the hands of other police officers when the previously targeted politicians come to power.”

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