Court trouble for cop for not complying with orders
PANCHKULA: The local court witnessed high drama on Thursday when CIA incharge of Panchkula police, Karamveer Singh -- against whom bailable warrants were issued -- made an appearance. Though he was granted bail, the court initiated summary proceedings against him under section 350 of CrPC as punishment for non-attendance by a witness in obedience to summons.
Last month, district and sessions judge PL Ahuja had directed the inspector to appear before court for recording his statement as prosecution witness in a murder case. But he failed to appear. On June 15, the CIA incharge sent a request to court for seeking exemption, stating that he had left for Gwalior, Agra and Delhi to arrest some robbers.
Sources said the district and sessions judge had turned down his request and issued bailable warrants against him.
On Thursday, he appeared before the court and filed a bail application and also recorded his statement in a murder case of 2009.
But judge PL Ahuja initiated proceedings under Section 350 of CrPC regarding summary procedure for punishment for non-attendance by a witness in obedience to summons.
The court has fixed August 7 as the next date of hearing. Sources said after coming to know that proceedings had been initiated against him, the CIA incharge engaged a lawyer from Panchkula district court and filed a bail plea.
The CIA incharge and his staff had busted a gang of notorious robbers in Panchkula last week. The SP had even presented certificates to the team for its work.