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LE Staff

Allahabad, July 5, 2021: The Allahabad High Court has issued show-cause notice to a Police Officer seeking explanation for misleading the Court by giving details of a non-existent police station. 

A Single Bench of Justice JJ Munir came down heavily on the police authorities and issued notice to Amit Kumar, Sub-Inspector of Police, District Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh for telling the Court that there was a case registered against an accused person at Akbarabad police station in UP’s Amroha district when in fact, no such police station exists.

The Court was hearing a bail application moved by the accused who was arrested in relation to a crime. When the application came up for hearing on June 25, the AGA made a statement on the basis of instructions received that there is a case against the applicant under the UP Gangsters Act at Akbarabad police station.

During the course of hearing, the counsel for the accused submitted that he was the victim of an overenthusiastic action by a rather “mysterious group of policemen” constituted into a Special Operation Groups. 

The counsel further contended that the accused was arrested from home and falsely foisted with recovery of some cars along with motorcycles. He was thus implicated along with a number of other co-accused. Further, it was also stated that in fact there was no police station going by the name of Police Station Akbarabad in the district of Amroha.

When the Court asked the AGA about the same, he did not dispute the claim of the accused’s counsel about the police station. 

Accordingly, Justice Munir show asked Kumar as to why appropriate action may not be initiated against him for misleading the Court by supplying false and incorrect instructions to the Government Advocate, after it was revealed that there was no case of crime u/s 3(1) of the UP Gangsters Act at Police Station Akbarabad, District Amroha against the accused, as there was no police station by that name in existence. 

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