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"No One To Police The Police": MP High Court Raps MP Police Over Failure To Trace Minor Girl Allegedly Raped & Killed

Sparsh Upadhyay
7 July 2022 10:36 AM GMT
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The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently came down heavily on the state police department for its callousness and failure in tracing an 11-year-old missing minor girl whose father had approached the High Court 5 years back in the year 2017.

Deprecating the way state police handled the case, the bench of Justice Rohit Arya and Justice Milind Ramesh Phadke remarked that there was no one to Police the Police Man in the State.

Stressing that the safety and protection of the public at large against the invasion of their personal liberty and property appears to be seriously jeopardized, the bench directed for the appearance of the Inspector General of Police on July 8, 2022, before the Court.

The Court also added that if need be, even the personal appearance of the DG Police could be sought by the court.

The case in brief

Essentially, the bench was dealing with the plea filed by one Gajendra Singh Chandel in 2017 for the purpose of tracing her 11-year-old missing daughter.

Noting that the case had been pending for 5 years, and despite the constitution of 3 SITs to search for the missing corpus, the corpus could not be traced, the HC underscored the incompetence of Police officials, who were members of the SITs".

Further, the Court also took into account that during the course of the investigation there was a disclosure of the fact that the girl was allegedly raped, killed, and buried by a man, however, no action had been taken against the culprit by the state police.

The Court also observed thus after having perused the alleged photographs of the minor girl wherein it was shown that she was ruthlessly beaten and her face was smashed her face and her whole body looked totally mutilated.

The Court further noted that despite the knowledge of the demise of the corpus, subsequent reports were filed by the police department submitting that the minor missing was being searched, which, in the court's opinion, showcased the height of absurdity and stupidity on the part of the Police official.

Further, observing that no substantial steps have been taken for action against such assailant, who was alleged to have stated about the rape and murder of the deceased missing corpus, the Court made the following stern remark:

"We are constrained to observe so, despite repeated orders by this Court, DG Police Madhya Pradesh since the year 2020 has maintained blissful silence for the reasons best known to him. We may hasten to add that complaints of inaction or polluted action by the police force are invariably brought to the notice of this Court in different jurisdiction. We take strong exception to the functioning of the Police force in the State particularly, in the Guna district relevant to the facts of this case."

Consequently, listing the matter for further hearing on July 8, 2022, the Court called for the presence of the Inspector General of Police.

Case title - GAJENDRA SINGH CHANDEL Vs THE STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND OTHERS

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