Disregard shown by senior officials to Court’s orders:Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday observed that the disregard shown by the senior-most officials to the orders passed by the Court has grave consequences on the rule of law in the country.

The Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot further remarked that it has repeatedly noticed that the failure of the police authorities to provide instructions to the learned Government Advocate of bail applications from time to time.

The court also added Once the police authorities have been alerted to the fact that there failure to provide instructions in time strikes at the root of law. It often leads to unjustified incarceration of an accused in jail.

The matter before the court was that A FIR was lodged against the applicant under section 394 of IPC and the bail application of the applicant was rejected by the Special Judge . The A. G. A then stated that he does not have any instructions from the police authorities who failed to provide instructions to the learned A.G.A. despite ample time being given for the same.

The court noticed that it was assured by the learned A.G.A. in criminal case, that the State Government was committed to upholding the rule of law in the State even it is taken on its face value.

The court also added This repeated deviation merely reflects aberrations in the system and faults on the part of individual officials who need to be appropriately counselled in this regard. It is hoped that expeditious steps are being taken by the police authorities for compliance of the directions given to the Director General of Police, U.P. 

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