The bench of HS Sidhu issued contempt notices and fixed the next date of hearing for March 23, 2015, on a petition filed by city lawyer HC Arora, who had alleged non-compliance of directions of the Supreme Court and the Punjab and
Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday issued contempt notices to the directors general of police (DGPs) of Punjab and Haryana and the inspector general of police (IGP), Chandigarh, for not deploying police personnel in public transport vehicles.
Haryana high court on various occasions in the past to deal with incidents of crime against women and those of sexual harassment.
He had submitted that he, along with two other lawyers, visited the Sector-17 and Sector-43 inter-state bus terminuses and talked to conductors and drivers of government-owned buses of the two states and the union territory.
They found that no constable in plain clothes were deployed in any of these buses and such deployment of policemen/women was never made in the buses in recent years.