Bombay High Court lauds Mumbai Police effort amid Covid-19, says cooperation essential

The Bombay High Court has praised Mumbai Police, saying that in the midst of the Corona crisis, the police are performing duties while combating all the hurdles, so cooperation is also expected from the common people.  

The division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice M S Karnik said this during the hearing on a petition filed by Sunaina Holey, a resident of Navi Mumbai, seeking the quashing of FIRs against her and for interim protection against arrest. 

Holey is accused of making objectionable remarks on social media against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray. Police have registered a criminal case against her on charges of spreading disharmony in society. 

During the hearing the bench said that the Mumbai Police was continuously doing duty for 12 hours between the corona crisis and the lockdown. Meanwhile, they also have to see the processions and arrangements related to the front. In such a situation, cooperation from common people is also required. During this time the bench described Mumbai Police as the best police in the world and said that the police here are compared to Scotland Yard.

Earlier, Additional Government Counsel Jayesh Yagnik said that during the last hearing, the petitioner had made a statement to the police to appear before them for investigation. Despite this, she did not appear before the police. To this, the counsel for the petitioner said that his client could not appear before the police due to health reasons. The bench asked the petitioner to appear before BKC Cyber Police at Bandra on November 2 and directed her to cooperate with the investigation.  

The bench has now posted the next hearing of the case on November 23.

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