Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and the Station House Officer (SHO) of Ganderbal to show cause as to why they should not be punished for contempt of court for violating court orders in a case of matrimonial dispute involving a policeman.
A single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to conduct an enquiry against the Ganderbal SSP and SHO and the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) of Pulwama regarding implementation of the court’s orders passed on September 19.
“To ensure implementation of the court order with reference to preserving and protecting the dignity of the court, it has become necessary to direct the IGP Kashmir to conduct an enquiry against the SSP Ganderbal, SHO Ganderbal and DySP Pulwama, who all seemingly have avoided the presence of policeman Sheikh Sameer regarding implementation of the court order,” Justice Magrey said.
Direction was also passed to IGP Kashmir to submit the enquiry report within four days and fix responsibility. “He shall also ensure presence of Sheikh Sameer along with minor child before this court on September 25 at 10am sharp,” the court said.
The court said that it appeared that policeman Sheikh Sameer Altaf was being shielded by the SSP and his police colleagues.
“If it was established that the SSP, SHO and DySP have knowingly and willingly disobeyed the court orders, they shall not be only proceeded for the contempt proceedings but also be dealt with administratively for dereliction of duties,” an angry Justice Magray said.