cops made mockery of trial: court

Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh

NEW DELHI: A court has ticked off police for its "deficient" probe into the alleged use of a fake caste certificate by one of its constables for his recruitment and has asked the city police commissioner to conduct a departmental probe against the erring investigators.

"Copy of this judgment be sent to police commissioner, Delhi Police for conducting the inquiry against the police officials responsible for conducting deficient investigation of the case, which made the present trial a mockery in the name of the trial," said metropolitan magistrate Vishal Singh.

The court sought the departmental probe while acquitting Roop Singh, who had allegedly used a forged scheduled tribe certificate for getting the job of constable in 1989-90.

The magistrate came down heavily on the police, saying the way the investigation was carried out revealed the police's lack of willingness to prosecute the accused, who was a "member of its own brass".

The prosecution had said Singh used a forged certificate and after verification by the then DCP, a complaint was registered and he was arrested.
SOURCE: The Times of India

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