JAMMU, Jan 23: Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kathua Amarjeet Singh Langeh today directed SSP Kathua to implement the court order dated January 4, 2017 or appear in person on next date of hearing.
Vide order dated January 4, 2017, the CJM had asked the police to guard itself against interference in the civil dispute. However, an application was filed before the CJM for issuance of rule of court against DySP Headquarters Ajay Sharma and SHO Police Station Kathua Sarabjeet Singh.
After hearing both the sides, the CJM observed, “once matter was brought to the notice of Senior Superintendent of Police he ought to have gauged the gravity of alleged lapse on the part of his sub-ordinate officials”.
“By not being able to implement order in question respondents are only giving an impression of studiously avoiding compliance of court order. It is to be noted that compliance of court orders is one of the core functions of police and not an extension of courtesy. All this should not have happened under the very noose of district head of law enforcing agency”, the court observed.
Accordingly, court issued direction to Senior Superint-endent of Police Kathua to implement/cause to be implemented order dated 04.01.2017 in letter and spirit and file compliance report by or before next date of hearing. “In case he fails to do the needful he shall appear in person on next date of hearing”, the court directed.