I had made a written complaint with local SP of hill station (Maharashtra) against a hotel alleging violations of various sections of Bombay Prohibition Act. Subsequently I had filed an RTI asking for status of complaint. Now local PS has served notice u/s 160 of CrPc asking for appearance .
There is a danger to life if I appear in the local PS there may be chances of false case being filed since the opposite person is influential local person.
Also, I have received the notice after the date on which apperance was demanded. Noitce was dated 24th Sep, asking for appearance on 29th Sep, but local post office of hill station shows dispatch only on 28th Sept, so there was no way notice would reach me on time
I plan to write back to local PS explaining that I could not appear on given date on account of non receipt of notice. Is there any provision under which the local PS can send official to my residence (outside local PS jurisdiction) to record my statement?
What can I do now? What action can police take if I ignore notice u/s 160 CrPC?