The Supreme Court on Monday said that police officers who are in sync with today’s government and earn money through wrong channels, have to face payment after the change of government.
Chief Justice (CJI) N. A bench headed by V. Ramana said orally that policemen falling in this category should not be protected and should be put in jail.
The court told the counsel for a suspended IPS officer that his client cannot take protection from arrest in every case and said people start earning money because you are close to the government. This is what happens if you do all these things in collaboration with the government. You have to pay back one day.
The bench said it was not inclined to grant interim protection from arrest to the officer facing extortion charges.
The top court was hearing a plea by suspended IPS officer Gurjinder Pal Singh, who had earlier moved the apex court seeking protection in the disproportionate assets and sedition case filed by the Chhattisgarh government.
The bench also included Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli. The bench said, when you are good with the government, you can be fired. Then you have to pay with interest.
The bench further said that this is a new trend in the country and asked why such officers should be given security.
Singh’s lawyer said officers like him need protection. However, the bench dismissed him saying no, he would have to go to jail.
However, the apex court after hearing the arguments granted interim protection to Singh and issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government. The top court has fixed the next hearing of the matter on October 1.
This is the third case where Singh had moved the apex court seeking protection. The apex court had on August 26 granted him interim protection in the other two cases.
In a previous hearing on the matter, the apex court had verbally pointed out a disturbing trend where police officers tend to stick with the party in power and later target another political party when it comes to power. goes.
A case of sedition was registered against Singh on the basis of a written complaint by the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau. The case was registered on the basis of preliminary findings alleging that he had acquired disproportionate assets. Some documents were confiscated from them, indicating their involvement in the conspiracy against the government.
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