Court angry over police not giving timely information on bail application
Prayagraj, May 11 (H.S.). The Allahabad High Court has expressed displeasure over the police not giving timely information on the bail application and directed the Police Commissioner Varanasi to appear with an explanation for non-compliance of the order. The court has asked why the order was not complied with.
The court has said that if the police commissioner files an affidavit, then there will be no need to appear. The hearing of the application will take place on May 17. This order was given by Justice Ajay Bhanot while hearing the bail application of Varun Kumar Jaiswal.
Earlier, the court had sought information from the police. But if no information was given, the police commissioner was directed to take action against the negligent police and file a counter-affidavit. If this was not followed, SSP Varanasi was ordered to appear through video conferencing and directed to comply with the order. To this also neither reply was filed nor appeared. The court said that the Supreme Court and the High Court have directed the state government to provide timely information on bail applications to the government advocate.
The court had also ordered the DGP to issue a circular to adopt a proper transparent system. The circular has also been issued but the police is not providing the information despite getting the notice of the case in advance. Due to which there is delay in hearing the bail application.
The court said that the bail application should be heard in time, it is the right of the accused. Right to life is a fundamental right under Article 21. No one can be kept in jail unnecessarily. Initially, the court had sought information from the petitioner regarding criminal history and also given time to take information from the police. But the police have not yet responded. Additional Advocate General said that the government is committed to the rule of law. She will strictly follow the orders of the court.