SC says wanted to set up CJs headed panels to probe complaints against nexus between politicians and cops

The Supreme Court has strongly commented on the nexus between politicians and bureaucrats, especially police officers. The Supreme Court on Friday said that it had once thought of setting up a standing committee, headed by chief justices of the high courts, to inquire into such complaints. Chief Justice NV Ramanna said ‘I have objection to how the bureaucracy especially how the police officers are behaving in this country’. “Once I was thinking of setting up a standing committee to look into such complaints against bureaucrats, especially police officers. This committee is headed by the Chief Justice of the High Court. Now I keep it safe…I don’t want to do it now.’

The Chief Justice of the country made this remark when he was presiding over a bench that was hearing three separate petitions. In this, senior IPS officer was hearing three separate petitions of Gurjinder Pal Singh. The state government has registered cases of corruption, extortion and rebellion against him. The senior officer has appealed to the Supreme Court for protection.

During the hearing of the petition, the Chief Justice said, ‘The situation in the country is sad. When a political party is in power, the police officers are with a particular party. Then when a new party comes to power, the government initiates action against those officials. This is a new trend which needs to be stopped.

With regard to an extortion case against ADG Gurjind Pal Singh, the CJI had earlier said in his remarks, ‘You have started collecting money because you are close to the government, this is what happens if you are close to the government and this When you do these kinds of things, you have to pay back one day, that’s exactly what is happening.’

Gurjinder Pal Singh is a 1994 batch IPS officer. Gurjinder Pal Singh has been suspended by the Chhattisgarh government for acquiring assets disproportionate to his income. Cases of sedition and disproportionate assets have been registered against the suspended ADG under Section 124A of the IPC. In this regard, he has filed two petitions. In one there is a demand to quash the sedition case and in the other there is a demand to get the case investigated by the CBI.

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