It is unfair to berate the ass. But it is there.
Don’t make law an ass: SC to cops
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi: A day after expressing concern over Delhi Police allowing murder convicts to roam free when they should be in jail, the Supreme Court on Tuesday discovered that the malady extended to Punjab and might well be in vogue in other parts of the country.
A vacation bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice C K Prasad was livid when it found that petitioner Charan Singh, whose conviction by the trial court for throwing acid on others had been confirmed by the Punjab and Haryana high court, was still free and had not been put behind bars by police.
“It is a matter of surprise that despite the trial court convicting the accused and the high court confirming the conviction four months ago, the police has not yet arrested the convict and put him behind bars,” the bench said and directed senior superintendent of police, Ludhiana, to immediately arrest Singh and submit a report.
“Criminal law has become an ass in the eyes of the public. We have an agency which is to arrest an accused after he is pronounced guilty by the court. If that is so, then how is it possible that the convicts are not arrested,” the bench said.
Trying to sensitise law enforcing agencies to the grave fallout of such inaction, the bench said, “In this, case acid was thrown on many who are scarred for life. Yet, the convict is roaming free.”
The court said Singh’s appeal challenging the HC verdict of February 2 would be heard only after the SSP of Ludhiana filed a report stating that the appellant had been lodged in prison.
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