The SC bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi was hearing a plea filed in SC for initiation of criminal proceedings against a police officer who assaulted the District Judge in Aurangabad, Bihar. The court today asked petitioner advocate Vishal Tiwari to amend his petition to include the name of the officer against whom the allegation has been made. Petitioner Advocate, Tiwari also seeks action against other senior police officials, including the Director-General of Police, Bihar, and Superintendent of Police, Aurangabad for their alleged inaction.
The incident occurred in Aurangabad District of Bihar where a District Judge was threatened and chased by a police sub-inspector (SI) and other police personnel when he was on evening walk last month. The petitioner also said that attack and assault upon Judge lowers the dignity of judiciary and also make people think that even judiciary isn’t safe from police then what about public.
The petition says that- “The judges of Subordinate judiciary are the vital part of our judicial system. Assault upon them with the feeling of grudge is the assault upon the dignity and supremacy of the Judiciary of this country which cannot be tolerated and requires strict punishment against the erring police officials under the contempt law.”
The SC bench has also listed the matter after two weeks and asked to make the accused party to the case.