A Delhi court recently took cognizance of the wrong information given and the alleged non-compliance of an order by the police.
The court has sought a report from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Delhi over the wrong information given by the Station House Officer (SHO) to the court. The SHO was also directly asked to directly appear to explain the reason to for giving the wrong information. This matter pertains to alleged encroachment on government land and subsequent dispute over the same.
Additional Sessions Judge Atul Krishna Agrawal in his order dated November 29 said, “It appears that the wrong information was given by SHO IP Estate before learned Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) that SI Narender was no longer the IO of this case.”
The court then directed, “Let a report be called from DCP with respect to the compliance of orders of August 3, 4, and 6.
The court had noted that the perusal of the record further shows that the Learned Predecessor on August 3 had directed for deduction of Rs 5,000 from the salary of SHO PS IP Estate, however, no report has been received from DCP if the said order has complied. Further, it noted that Additional DCP-3 had submitted that he will inform the senior officers about the observations made by the Learned Predecessor in previous hearings and sought instructions for the transfer of investigation.
“Failure of the SHO to inform the concerned land-owning agencies about these illegal encroachments over the government land on Meer Dard Road and consecutive raising of illegal pucca constructions, particularly recent constructions which I am informed are still going on, with resultant criminal disputes including the registration of present FIR,” the court had observed.