HC notice to Haryana chief secretary, Panchkula SSP on harassment by cops

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 12, 2014 13:11 IST

Taking up a petition alleging harassment by the Panchkula police, the Punjab and Haryana high court has issued notices of motion to the Haryana chief secretary and senior superintendent of police, Panchkula, for filing their replies.

The petition filed by Haril Paul, a resident of Indira Colony, Manimajra, came up for hearing before the court headed by justice Mahavir Singh Chauhan.

The petitioner, who has sought protection of life and liberty of his family members, has leveled allegations against cops for criminal trespass in his house when only female members were present there and threatening the petitioner’s family of implicating them in false case.

Allegations have been leveled against policemen Laxmi Chand, Rakesh Kumar and Ramesh Chand posted at Sector-14 police station in Panchkula, and sub- inspector Rajvir Singh, now posted at police station, Manimajra. The court also issued notices to these cops for filing their replies.

The court was informed that on September 1, the cops came to petitioner’s house, without uniform, when his wife and mother were alone at the house, threatening them that in case Alvin, petitioner’s brother, is not produced in the police station by evening, all family members would be lifted.

The cops had informed that they had arrested one Sonu with 225-gm of opium who in turn had revealed that he had got opium from Alvin.

However, the court was also informed that sub-inspector Rajvir Singh had illegally mentioned Alvin’s name in a daily dairy report just to save some policemen.

The petitioner submitted that on the same day in the evening, cops, “without arrest warrants”, entered the house “forcefully and wrongfully”even though they were told that only female members were inside the house.

When questioned, the cops allegedly said, “There is no requirement of search warrant,”and they would tell her later what is search warrant by taking her to the police station.

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