JAMMU, June 9: State High Court has directed the Inspector General of Police to supervise the investigation into the kidnapping of a young girl so that the same was brought to its logical conclusion at the earliest.
The direction was passed in a petition filed by unfortunate father of a young girl seeking directions for expeditious investigation by Bahu-Fort Police. Advocate A M Malik appearing for the petitioner submitted, “the offence under Section 366/109 RPC (kidnapping) is very heinous and as the prosecutrix has not been recovered till date, bail could not have been granted to the kidnapper Tejinder Singh, son of Gurcharan Singh of Ward No 15 Mohalla Sheesh Mahal, Haveli-Poonch”.
“Police is not properly functioning and they have not effectively interrogated the alleged kidnapper”, the counsel for the petitioner said, adding “because of laxity of police, investigation is moving on a snails pace”.
After hearing both the sides, Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar observed, “when a case for commission of non-bailable offence is registered, the investigating agency has statutory right on the basis of the material before it to arrest the suspect”.
The Court expressed displeasure that from January 2012 till date investigating agency has failed to bring the investigation to its logical conclusion. Accordingly, the Court directed IGP to supervise the investigation.