ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court has directed UP home secretary home to refer a matter for investigation to the CB-CID where a former district judge VP Shukla allegedly harassed brother of his son-in-law JP Mishra alias Babloo and his family members in a matrimonial dispute.
Passing the above directions, a division bench consisting of Justice DP Singh and Justice VK Mathur directed that departmental proceedings be initiated against investigating officer (IO) Pradeep Kumar of this matrimonial dispute.
It is alleged that IO without acting on the directions of the DIG Varanasi had sent the chargesheet to the circle officer concerned for approval of this dispute.
The court directed that DIG Varanasi might initiate departmental proceedings against sub-inspector Pradeep Kumar for gross insubordination in view of aforesaid fact.
The brother of the petitioner, Gyan Prakash Mishra, was married to daughter of VP Shukla on June 30, 2010. Later, a matrimonial dispute arose between the younger brother of the petitioner and his wife. As a result, several criminal cases were lodged against the petitioner and his family members and they were allegedly harassed at the instance of the former district judge. The petitioner had alleged that investigation was being conducted under the pressure of the former district judge.