MADURAI: The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday lauded the efforts of South Zone police led by Inspector General Asra Garg.
Justice GR Swaminathan in his order extended his sincere appreciation for the humongous efforts taken by Garg and also appreciated R Arulmozhiselvi, Member e-Committee, Supreme Court, District Judge, for coordinating with the police department to universalise the CNR system and to effectuate the digital vision of the Supreme Court.
A petitioner Prince Prabhudas from Virudhunagar sought the court to initiate action against Mudukulathur Inspector of Police Mohan (Ramanathapuram district). The petitioner stated that the Mudukulatthur police filed a case against him in 2018 and he moved the court to cancel the case.
Even without filing any charge sheet in the case, the court was informed that such formal procedures were followed accordingly. But, later it’s revealed that no such charge sheet was filed by the police in the case. Citing these, the petitioner felt that he’s victimised wrongfully and sought action against the Mudukulathur Inspector.
During the previous hearing, the court instructed the staff to keenly audit the copies of charge sheet submitted by the police with timing, date, proper seal and signature and also maintain acknowledgement of receipt. The court then also directed the South Zone Inspector of Police to submit status report.
Inspector General Garg appeared on Tuesday and submitted a report on the progress in actions taken by the police over the last two months. In his status report Garg said as many as 64,027 final reports were filed and duly acknowledged. He pointed out that out of 64,027 final reports filed by the police, only 24,920 have been taken on file. He also pointed out that CNR acknowledgement has been given only in 62.28% cases. For the remaining, only manual acknowledgement has been given.
The Judge then directed the IG to file further status report on November 1, 2022.