Officers of the Jogeshwari police station could face action for a 38-day delay in filing a first information report (FIR) in a case of theft.
The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the deputy commissioner of police (Zone X) to probe the delay in filing the FIR and act against the policemen involved.
The DCP has been given a month to finish the probe and act against the guilty officers.
He has also been directed to submit an action taken report in court before March 9.
The court was hearing the bail application of an accused, Chanchal Lohia, a 23-year-old management student.
Suvidha Infoserve Pvt Ltd had lodged a written complaint on July 3, 2009 alleging that an employee, Navinkumar Vij, had stolen a cheque book and withdrawn money from the company’s bank account.
The money was credited to Lohia’s savings account.
The FIR was, however, registered only on August 10.
The senior inspector (in charge) of Jogeshwari police station cited a shortage of personnel as the reason for the delay.
The court, however, found that there were 17 policemen at the police station the day the complaint was lodged.
The court granted Lohia, who was arrested on January 10, bail on personal bond of Rs 5,000 and a surety of the same amount.