Court frowns at police over custody of northeastern man
DELHI Police has faced the ire of a local court for ignoring its order regarding handing over to Manipur Police a man from the northeastern state who was arrested in a cheating case here.
The court took strong exception to goof up by Delhi Police by not complying with its order of June 26 asking it to respond to the bail plea of the accused and going ahead with the previous day's order directing it to hand over the man to Manipur Police for his production before a court in Imphal on June 27.
Ningthoujam Somendro Singh was arrested on June 24 here by the Special Cell of Delhi Police and Manipur Police had come to the national capital for his transit remand.
Singh was produced before a court here on June 25 where his plea for transit bail was dismissed by the judge who had ordered that accused be kept in the custody of special cell till June 26 and be produced before the court in Imphal on June 27.
On June 26, Singh, through his advocate Tarun Rana, moved another plea seeking transit bail before the sessions court which had issued notice to investigating officer (IO) of Manipur Police and the special cell directing them to appear in person before it on June 27.
However, on June 27, the court was informed by the special cell that Singh had already been taken to Manipur by the IO to produce him before the court there.