‘Things occurring before them’: SC rebukes police over Delhi violence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuked the Delhi Police for their lack of professionalism in controlling the violence in the Northeast district of the country wide capital.

“The police want to take motion like they do in England. Things are occurring earlier than them,” Justice KM Joseph stated while hearing a petition on clearing the street in Shaheen bagh, which has been blocked for greater than two months due to protest towards Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.

“I must say certain things because my loyalty lies to the institution. The problem is lack of professionalism and independence of police. Why do police wait for somebody’s nod to act in accordance with law?” requested Justice Joseph.

“The moment an inflammatory statement is made, police should take action. Not simply Delhi, any nation for that matter. Police should act as per law,” Justice Joseph further said.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta advised the court docket to now not make any detrimental commentary on Delhi violence as it will demoralise the police force. Mehta further stated that no one is aware of the floor realities in which the police force functions.

The decide then said that the remarks are made not in adversarial context but to make certain regulation and order is maintained.

The bench, however, refused to skip any meantime order on the Shaheen Bagh protest, announcing the surroundings is now not conducive right now.

“It is time for all events and stakeholders to lower their temperatures,” stated Justice Kaul and posted the be counted for further listening to on March 23.

The judges also made it clear that it will confine the hearing to Shaheen Bagh avenue blockade and whilst violence in different components of Delhi is in reality unfortunate, “this bench will now not go into that”.

It, therefore, disposed of applications which had entreated court to skip orders on violence that has gripped the country wide capital.

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