The Supreme Court has said it is unfortunate that the Uttar Pradesh state authorities were not able to execute the non-bailable warrant of arrest issued by the court against a person who repeatedly violated the court orders.
Live Law had reported about the instance of Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi seeking explanation from the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh for not executing a non-bailable warrant of arrest issued against a person who repeatedly violated the court orders.
Pursuant to the rebuke by the bench, both of them filed an affidavit explaining the circumstances. Perusing the affidavit, the bench said it was unfortunate.
The State needs to gear up its functioning particularly in matters relating to orders passed by the Court, the bench said.
The court, though did not take any further action against them, closed the contempt petition, by recording “deep sense of regret and dissatisfaction”.
In November, the court had directed tenants to hand over to the landlord vacant possession of the entire premises without any delay and as they failed to comply with the order, the court had issued non-bailable warrant of arrest against one Asgar on 15th December.
“The person who was to be arrested is present in-person along with an affidavit stating that he has now complied with the order of the court,” the bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi had said while directing the state authorities to explain.
Read the order here.