Delhi HC issues notice to CP for not joining the proceedings. The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Commissioner of Police and asked him to file an affidavit in three days. Also, the police chief has been asked to remain present on 6 November through video conferencing before the court.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said in an order,
“It seems that the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, feels himself above the law and has no respect for the court.”
Delhi High Court asked the commissioner of police why contempt proceedings may not be initiated against him for failing join proceedings in a case heard on Monday
Delhi HC issues notice to CP for not joining the proceedings:
The court had earlier directed the Assistant Public Prosecutor to ask CP to join the proceedings. The court wanted to see how police officers were responding to directions passed by the court. The direction was given orally. The oral direction to seek the presence of CP was triggered due to failure to join in the bail matter proceedings despite repeated calls.
In September, while hearing another bail plea, the court noticed that IOs from police stations did not provide the required assistance to the court. They were unable to do so due to poor audio and video quality in the police stations. Following which the court ordered CP to make proper arrangements for the same.
In response to the order, police said that a video conferencing room has been created in every district wherein the IOs can attend the video conferencing hearings. However, it is subjected to signal strength and bandwidth. Also, police sought time to file a status report to adopt BharatNet project for police stations. The centre is implementing BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband connection in various government institutions.