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Senior cop pulled up for police ‘overreach’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 21, 2017, 2:54 am IST
Updated : Dec 21, 2017, 2:54 am IST

In light of these observations, the court had asked Bharti to be present in court.

File picture of the Bombay high court.
 File picture of the Bombay high court.

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked joint commissioner of Mumbai police Deven Bharti as to why investigations in two separate cases had not been conducted properly as a result of which the judiciary was being burdened.

The court had asked Mr Bharti to attend court in the matter of a murder outside a hookah parlour in Goregaon in the wee hours of October 22 and a cheating case at Pydhonie.

In his reply, Mr  Bharti assured the court that steps were taken by instructing all ACPs to ensure that unnecessary incrimination of persons in crime was avoided and circulars were issued to all police stations to curb cheating cases.

Justice A.S. Gadkari was hearing the anticipatory bail applications filed by persons incriminated by the Goregaon police and Pydhonie police in separate criminal cases.

In an earlier anticipatory bail applications hearing related to the same two cases, the court had come down heavily on the police for unnecessarily implicating people in criminal cases which led to burdening the system and harassing the people as well. In light of these observations, the court had asked Bharti to be present in court.

While both the matters were posted for hearing at 3 pm, Bharti who was represented by chief public prosecutor Deepak Thakare had to wait for a good 45 minutes before the matters came up for hearing.

Mr Thakare submitted written statements on behalf of Mr Bharti wherein the court was assured of measures being taken to abide by court observations in both the matters. The court accepted the statements and allowed Mr Bharti to leave.

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