Show cause notice is given to police officer by Allahabad HC on charges of misleading the court

Show cause notice is given to police officer by Allahabad HC on charges of misleading the court

A show-cause notice has been issued against a police officer called Amit Kumar, who is the sub-inspector of the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. He has informed the court that a complaint had been registered in the Akrabad, in the Amroha district of the state whereas such a police station does not exist at all in reality. The notice has been issued under the direction of Hon’ble Justice JJ Munir. The officer had earlier updated the Hon’ble court that a complaint had been registered against a man in the above-mentioned police station against the Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986. The information had been completely false and misleading. The information had been conveyed to the court through the government advocate. The officer has been asked to be present in the office of the Government advocate on the 8th of July, as a part of the show-cause notice. 

The officer, on behalf of the applicant, had told the government advocate that he had been wrongly prosecuted by a group of overenthusiastic police officers who had been organized into special task force groups. He had been arrested from his residence and brought to the police station with several false charges like illegally possessing vehicles and many other charges under the Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986. However, in a follow-up affidavit, the applicant has specified to the court that no charges under section 3(1) had been pressed against him and that no police station of the name that has been mentioned by the police officer, actually exists in Akrabad, in the district of Amroha. 

In this regard, the Hon’ble court has questioned in this show cause notice as to why should no action be taken against the officer under investigation. He has supplied wrong and misleading information to the court, thus showing disregard and negligence to the judiciary of this country and making the process of investigation even more problematic. Being a public servant, it was his responsibility to conduct the investigation in a detailed and honest manner and submit the absolute and undoubtedly accurate information to the advocate of the government, thus facilitating the quick resolution of the case. But he has failed to perform his duties and has instead conducted a fallacy that cannot be taken as a mistake of fact or a mere case of misinformation. Therefore, he has to be answerable before the Hon’ble court.

Sneha Mukherjee
I am Sneha Mukherjee from Symbiosis Law School Noida, currently pursuing a BA.LLB. I am a self-motivated person with an optimistic approach to life and a rational brain. I love to think, analyse and articulate my opinions without fear or favour. With a keen interest in learning, growing and persevering, I take a small step each day to realise my dreams and ambitions.