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Cops misbehave with HC judge
Maneesh Chhibber
Our High Court Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 23
In a shocking incident which took place a few days ago, some Haryana police personnel in an inebriated state allegedly misbehaved with a woman judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and threatened her security staff. The incident took place on November 19 on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway.

In a complaint submitted by Haryana police constable Udaibir Singh, personal security officer with Ms Justice Nirmal Yadav, to the high court authorities, it has been stated that on November 19 while the judge was on her way back from Delhi in her official car, a Haryana police Gypsy (HR 37B 3784) overtook her car near Baldev Nagar Camp. The personnel sitting in the Gypsy also made threatening gestures.

A little later, apparently miffed with an attempt by the judge’s car to overtake the Gypsy, the policemen forced the car to stop. After alighting, the personnel allegedly misbehaved with the occupants of the judge’s car and told them that they were on pilot duty with Mr P.V. Rathee, ADGP (CID), Haryana.

The identity of the passenger travelling in the car did not deter them from misbehaving. They even threatened them, the complaint said.

Thereafter, the judge intervened and talked to Mr Rathee. She also asked him to get his securitymen medically examined to check whether they were drunk and sought appropriate action.

Her security officer submitted the complaint to the high court authorities. The same day Ms Justice Nirmal Yadav ordered registration of criminal cases against the security staff. She further said the incident amounted to contempt of court and issued notices to the Chief Secretary, DGP, ADGP and Superintendents of Police of Kurukshetra and Ambala.

Taking suo motu notice of the complaint, the Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice S.S. Nijjar and Mr Justice S.S. Saron today issued notice of motion to the respondents for November 27. It also directed ADGP Rathee to be personally present in the court on that day.



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