Court orders FIR against seven JK police personnel

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A deployment of JK Police personnel in Reasi. [File Photo]

Jammu: A court in Reasi has ordered the lodging of FIR against at least seven policemen following a complaint against them by a local resident.

As per the complainant Prem Singh, the accused along with others surrounded his kacha house and tin shed from all the corners on 19 September last year. The accused allegedly put fire to a pile of wood on the roof of the house as well as the door, Singh said.

On seeing the threat to his life, Singh said that he moved with his family to his shed and closed the iron door. The accused, he said, asked him and his family to come out of the house and threatened them with serious consequences in case they fail to do so. On hearing noise and smoke, Singh said the people of the locality came there and subsequently the accused fled away from the spot.

Singh said that he approached SHO and other police officers to register the FIR against the accused persons but to no avail.

Consequently, he filed a complaint with the court under section 156(3) Cr.P.C. for seeking direction to the SHO concerned for registering of FIR against the accused persons.

“Perused the contents of the application. The applicant has alleged that the accused persons have committed offences under section 436,426,427 & 506 IPC. Since all the accused persons are police officials no action against have been taken by the police or higher officials despite his complaint. As such he wanted this court to direct the SHO concerned to take action against them by lodging an FIR for the commission of above mentioned offenses,” the court—Additional Mobile Magistrate Reasi Priyanka Mahajan—observed in the order.

It added, “Applying my mind in the facts of the instant application, it is clear that applicant has come to the court after exhausting the remedies of approaching concerned police station and SSP for the lodging of FIR but without any reason, same was not done.”

Further, the court said all the mandatory requirements laid down by the Supreme Court have been complied with.

“As such the SHO Chassana is hereby directed to register an FIR against the non-applicants/accused persons and investigate the matter.” (GNS)


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