August 19, 2018

SHO gets stick from court

Ara: Additional district and sessions judge I Ramesh Chandra Dwiwedi slapped a fine of Rs 200 on the station house officer of Ara Muffassil police station, Ravindra Ram, on Friday for trying to threaten a lady inmate of Ara jail in the court.

Avnaish Kumar, an advocate in Ara Civil Court, said the police had arrested Mahesh Pawan and his wife Sandhya in connection with murder of Dharmendra Kumar and sent them to jail. Sandhya has two children, aged 2 and 4 and she wanted to keep her children with her inside the jail on the plea that there was no one was in the family to look after the children but the SHO did not allow her.

Sandhya alleged that the SHO forcibly snatched the children away from her and she filed a petition in court praying to allow to keep the children with her inside the jail. Taking cognisance, Dwiwedi ordered the Bhojpur SP on July 18, 2018, to submit his report in the court as to where the minor children were, who were looking after them and who is responsible for their safety.

The SHO appeared in the court on Friday and threatened the woman in the court. He also feigned ignorance about the whereabouts of the children.

The judge said the SHO could not be careless about the children and treated this act as a contempt of court and ordered to take the SHO under custody. The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 200 on the SHO and ordered to produce the children in the court within 24 hours otherwise an FIR would be lodged against the SHO for kidnapping the children.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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