High Court: If not only the Home Minister, then how will the order be implemented
MUMBAI – What is the point of giving orders if there is no Home Minister to implement the given orders? How will the order be implemented?, the Bombay High Court in a recent hearing took a poignant remark on the current political situation and adjourned the hearing on a petition filed in the court regarding the denial of arms license.
In January 2020, Amritpal Singh Khalsa applied for an arms license with the Thane Police Commissioner due to threat to his life. However, even after a year, no decision was taken on Khalsa’s application. After this Khalsa approached the High Court in 2021. We have many sensitive matters. The Khalsa had demanded in the petition that it threatened their lives and they should be allowed to carry weapons. The court had ordered that the Khalsa should apply afresh to the police commissioner and the police commissioner should take a decision on the application of Khalsa within six weeks. However, on 17 June 2021, the Commissioner of Police rejected Khalsa’s application. Khalsa challenged that decision in the High Court. On March 15, 2022, the court disposed of Khalsa’s petition and directed the state home minister to appeal against the police commissioner’s order. Also, the court had made it clear that the Home Minister, who is the appellate authority, would hear and decide on Khalsa’s appeal at the earliest. However, since the appeal is pending there as well, Khalsa has again approached the court to order the Home Minister to hear it.
Take that argument. The hearing was held before a bench of Revathi Mohite-Dere and Justice Sharmila Deshmukh. However, the order already given has not been implemented?, for this it is necessary to have the home minister of the state. The bench raised this question and adjourned the hearing on the petition.