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Cop slapping case: Allahabad HC may give decision in a week

Dehradun Police will have to wait longer before it gets to know if it can file a case against a woman judge from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly misbehaving with cops at a police station here last week

dehradun Updated: Sep 18, 2017 20:56 IST
Neha Pant
The photograph showing attack on the policeman.
The photograph showing attack on the policeman.(HT Photo)

Dehradun Police will have to wait longer before it gets to know if it can file a case against a woman judge from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly misbehaving with cops at a police station here last week.

On September 12, a woman, claiming to be a judge from the neighbouring state, allegedly slapped a policeman at the Premnagar police station besides manhandling other cops. A purported video of the incident went viral on social media.

Police, after verifying her identity as Jaya Pathak, a principal judge at the family court in Unnao, last week applied for seeking permission of the registrar general of the Allahabad high court to prosecute her.

“The (Uttar Pradesh) high court has formed a committee to look into our application and examine the evidence (including the video footage) that we had submitted for seeking permission to file a complaint against the judge. A decision on our application after its due evaluation, is likely to be taken in a week’s time,” Naresh Rathore, in-charge of the Premnagar police station, told HT.

The woman was visiting the police station in support of her son, who had been embroiled in a fight between two groups of youngsters studying at Dehradun-based University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.

Premnagar Police had brought both the parties to the police station for interrogation when the incident happened.