HC Issues Contempt Notice to SSP, SHO Ganderbal

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday issued a notice to SSP Ganderbal and one of the district SHOs, asking them to show-cause why they should not be punished for contempt of the court.

Hearing a plea regarding matrimonial dispute involving a policeman, a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed Inspector General of Police Kashmir to conduct an enquiry against the SSP, SHO and DySP Pulwama regarding implementation of court order.

“To ensure implementation of the court order with reference to preserving and protecting the dignity of the court, it has become necessary to direct the IGP, Kashmir to conduct an enquiry against the SSP Ganderbal, SHO Ganderbal and Dy SP, DAR Pulwama who all seemingly have avoided the presence of respondent No.1 (policeman, Sheikh Sameer Altaf) regarding implementation of court order,” the court said.

It directed the IGP to submit the enquiry report within four days and fix responsibility. “He shall also ensure presence of respondent no. 1 along with minor child before this court on September 25 at 10 a.m sharp” the court said.

It also observed that it was sad state of affairs and it appears that Sheikh Sameer Altaf being a police personnel was being shielded by the SSP and his “apparatus.”

The Court said that if it was established that the SSP, SHO and DySP have knowingly and willingly disobeyed the court orders, they shall not be only proceeded for the contempt proceedings but also dealt with for administratively for dereliction of duties.


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