New Delhi : The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday made comments about the trend of police officials siding with the party in power and later getting targeted when the opponent comes to power.
“State of affairs in the country is sad. When a political party is in power, Police Officials side with a particular party. Then when a new party comes into power, the government initiates action against those officials. This is a new trend, which needs to be stopped”, the Chief Justice of India orally remarked.while hearing plea filed by ex IPS charged u/s 124A
A bench comprising the Chief Justice of India M.Ramana and Justice Surya Kant was hearing a petition filed by suspended Additional Director General of Police Gurjinder Pal Singh seeking protection in a sedition case filed against him.
Gurjinder pal Singh filed the petition challenging an order of the Chhattisgarh High Court which refused to quash the FIR for sedition registered against him.
The Supreme Court issued notice on Singh’s petition and granted him interim protection from arrest for four weeks. Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman appeared for Singh and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the Chattisgarh State.