Saturday 13 October 2012

How Police Functions

Written by Anil Singh

Going into the details of this news is futile. A quick snippet will suffice:

Uttarkhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has been issued a bailable warrant by a court here for allegedly disfiguring public property by sticking his election posters while campaigning during the Tehri Lok Sabha by-poll in 2007. Jogiwala police had registered a case under Public Property Damage Act 2004 against Mr. Bahuguna in 2007 (he was actually charged with was charged with sticking poster and banners on government property without taking prior permission). The next hearing of the case is on October 23.

How Police Functions:

The warrant against Mr. Bahuguna was issued on June 16, 2011, and was issued at the native address of Bahuguna in Bugyadi village of Pauri Garhwal district. In pursuit of the warrant, police team visited the village and appraised the court that Bahuguna was not found on the address.

Really?... Yes the Police in is disposition to the court said that 'Bahuguna was not found on the address' . This is interesting, as the CM can be seen everywhere since June 2011.

The incident points to how Police functions.

When a warrant is issued against a Common Man, he can be found even at 'Timbuktu'. But when it comes to influential and Powerful 'police becomes short-sighted'.

Interestingly, in a separate case, the court issued fresh bailable warrants against three ministers of Uttarakhand — Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya and Dinesh Agarwal and Congress legislator Kunwar Singh Champion, for allegedly rioting and injuring policemen during a protest near the state Assembly on December 21, 2009. The Court wondered why the warrant issued on June 3, 2011, that is 15 months back can't still be effected.

May be they also were 'NOT found on the address'.


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