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Patna High Court Summons Traffic SP In Matter Concerning Disposal Of Seized Vehicles From Police Stations

Brij Nandan
26 April 2022 10:15 AM GMT
Patna High Court Summons Traffic SP In Matter Concerning Disposal Of Seized Vehicles From Police Stations
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The Patna High Court has summoned the Superintendent of Traffic Police, Patna in the matter of removal of roadblocks including seized vehicles at Gandhi Maidan Police Station. The division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar, while hearing a PIL filed by advocate Shilpi Keshari, expressed displeasure over putting the seized vehicles on the roads again. ...

The Patna High Court has summoned the Superintendent of Traffic Police, Patna in the matter of removal of roadblocks including seized vehicles at Gandhi Maidan Police Station.

The division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar, while hearing a PIL filed by advocate Shilpi Keshari, expressed displeasure over putting the seized vehicles on the roads again.

Court ordered,"The traffic SP of Patna should inspect Gandhi Maidan every week for other obstructions including seized vehicles."

It has been said in the petition that in all the police stations of Patna, vehicles are seized and kept on the road. This makes difficult for the common people to travel.

Before the court, Petitioner-advocate Shilpi Keshari submitted that the seized vehicles have been reinstated there after being removed.

"The seized vehicles were removed from Gandhi Maidan after the order of the Court, but after some time they were put there again. School buses parked near Gandhi Maidan cause traffic jams. School students have to bear the brunt of this," further Submitted.

The Court has ordered that all that is required is for the stakeholders, including the district judiciary, to immediately convene a meeting on the administrative side and collect information.

In the communication dated 20.04.2022, the Director General of Police, Bihar has prayed for six weeks' time to comply with Court's order dated April 6, 2022, whereby a direction was issued to to remove all obstructions.

AAG PK Verma, appearing for the state, submitted that the Director General of Police, Bihar shall be informed of the passing of the order during the course of the day.

The Court observed that it sees no reason as to why the information cannot be collected and collated no sooner than one week, for everything is computerized, including all judicial records.

The Court further directed the District Judge, Patna, to supply all information in terms of its orders dated April 4 and April 6, 2022 at the earliest. "In fact, we expect him to ensure that all information is supplied to the stakeholders within one week," it said.

The Registrar General of the Court has been directed to forthwith communicate the order to the District Judge, Patna telephonically as also electronically transmit a copy of the order during the course of the day.

In the last hearing also, the court had expressed displeasure over the non-compliance of its order to disposal the seized vehicles and other obstructions in all the police stations of Patna.

Advocate Shilpi Keshari appeared for the petitioner and AAG Prabhat Kumar Verma appeared for the state.

Now, the matter will be heard on 28th April,2022.

Case Title: Shilpi Keshari Vs State of Bihar & Others

Coram: Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar

Click Here To Read/Download Order

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