High Court serves notice to police officers including former DCP
A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the closure report of a twenty three year old case related to Juhu Police station. The petitioner, a yoga guru, alleged that the Jaihind Society tried to remove his yoga training institute from the premises of the society by removing its signboard. Concerning this, he had lodged a complaint of theft with Juhu police station against the society. The petitioner said that the police was involved in framing a false case of trespassing against him in his own training institute.
The petitioner claimed that he came to know that the police had closed the case by filing a summary report about which he was never informed. He also said that the police kept on denying his demand for a copy of the FIR until 2010 when he got it through the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petitioner also alleged that the then DCP Arup Patnaik never initiated any enquiry into the case despite his repeated demands for it.
In the petition, the petitioner has demanded criminal action against several police officers including the then DCP for "dereliction of duty and harassment by police officers" and has demanded compensation for the alleged harassment. The High court bench has now said that notices be served on the respondents of the case.