The misbehaviour of police personnel with judges shows that law and order in the state has gone from bad to worse, the Congress said here on Thursday.
“Such is the state of affairs that police officials under political patronage have misbehaved with judges in Indore,” party spokesman K K Mishra said.
Terming the incident shameful, which he claimed occurred on September 20, Mishra said it proved that no one was safe in the State under the BJP regime. “After attacking government servants and journalists, BJP supporters have started attacking judiciary. This speaks volumes about the prevailing lawlessness in the State,” Mishra added.
A Congress delegation has submitted a memorandum to Governor Balram Jhakhar demanding action against the officials involved in the incident, Mishra told reporters.
He said that some police inspectors, including a traffic inspector, had stopped the district court vehicle and ‘misbehaved’ with four senior officers of judicial service at Regal square of Indore. CBI special judge D K Mittal and three officials of the rank of First Class Judicial Magistrate (Direndra Singh, Vikram Singh and A K Batham) were travelling in the vehicle, he said.
Activists of a ‘communal force’, apparently unhappy over denial of bail to some of their leaders by First Class Judicial Magistrate Indore on September 13 , attacked the judiciary with the help of the district administration, Mishra alleged.
Deepchand Yadav, another Congress spokesman, said it was probably the first incident in which senior officers of judicial service have been harassed publicly.