JAMMU, Aug 10: Taking serious note of not mentioning the date of arrest in the police reports submitted to the court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Amarjit Singh Langeh has directed all the SHOs and Incharges of Police Posts in the Jammu district that whenever they submit a police report in a bail matter they should categorically and without mistake mention date of arrest of accused if any made.
The CJM further directed that a copy of this order shall go to SSP Jammu for information and follow up action through prosecution.
This significant order has been passed in bail application filed by Harish Babbar, Naresh Kumar Chhabra, Munish Gupta and Gourav Gupta seeking release on bail.
“As a matter of record this application was presented on 06.08.2022 when report from SHO concerned was directed to be called. Said report has been received from Police Post Greater Kailash today. It is placed on record and in terms of police report, petitioners were taken into custody under Section 41 of CrPC in FIR No. 27/2022 for offence under Section 379 of IPC”, the CJM said.
“Throughout the police report, date of arrest of petitioners has not been mentioned. Police report also indicates that since no incriminating evidence could be collected against petitioners, they, therefore, have been exonerated under Section 169 of CrPC and thus petitioners stand released from custody”, the CJM said.
During the proceedings, CJM Jammu observed, “it has been invariably noticed that in most of the police reports date of arrest is not been mentioned. This omission has consequences as such all the SHOs and Incharges of Police Posts of Jammu district that whenever they submit a police report in a bail matter, they should categorically and without mistake mention date of arrest of accused if any made”.