Courts Update Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police on plea...

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police on plea seeking protection to businessman


New Delhi, Jun 28 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court recently issued notice to the Delhi Police and asked it to file a status report in a plea filed by a businessman seeking directions to protect his life from unknown assailants. 

A Single-Judge Vacation Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani issued direction to the City Police, wherein the petitioner and his employees have been repeatedly targeted by unknown assailants in and around their place of work in Chandni Chowk.

Tanmaya Mehta, Counsel appearing for the petitioner, submitted that though the petitioner and his employees have been attacked by unknown assailants without any provocation on June 14, 2021 and June 19, 2021, the petitioner suspects that the attacks have been orchestrated by or at the instance of some persons, who are inimical to the petitioner.

Mr Mehta further submitted that one of the petitioner’s employees, who has a body and build similar to that of the petitioner, has in fact sustained grievous injuries with a sharp knife-like object on his back and neck, that required the employee to get 45 stitches.

He further submitted that in regard to the attacks, two separate FIRs, one by the petitioner and another by his employee, have been filed in the recent past; but no tangible action appears to have been taken by the concerned police.

Additional Standing Counsel (ASC) (Criminal) Richa Kapoor, appearing on behalf of the respondent, submitted that she will take instructions as to the status of investigation in the FIRs lodged in the case. Ms Kapoor further stated that while it would not be possible to assign individual officers to protect the petitioner or his employee, she will instruct that necessary steps are taken to sensitise the local police in relation to the petitioner’s threat perception; and will also issue necessary instructions that local police should respond quickly to any complaint received from him.

The petitioners will be given the cellphone numbers of the SHO, Police Station Kotwali and of the concerned beat officer, who he may approach in any eventuality, added the ASC. The matter will now be taken up before the Roster Bench on July 9, 2021. ILNS/BG/RJ/SNG


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Allahabad High Court directs shifting of monkeys to forest within three months for creating upheaval in Varanasi city

Allahabad Sept 16 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has directed to shift the monkeys who created upheaval in Varanasi city,...

Madhya Pradesh High Court disposes of PIL seeking legal action against illegal medical practitioners in Shahdol district

Bhopal Sept 16 (ILNS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a PIL seeking legal action...

CJI Ramana hauls up Centre over forced retirement of NCLAT chairperson

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday came down heavily on...

Delhi High Court directs UIDAI, RBI, Google India Digital Services Private Ltd to respond to PIL alleging unauthorised storage of Aadhaar, banking information by...

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), RBI...

Supreme Court refuses PILs on Covid-19 measures due to delay in their listing

New Delhi Sept 16 The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain two PILs seeking directions to...

Supreme Court permits symbolic immersion of Ganesh idols, flays Centre for not abiding by Telangana High Court order

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Supreme Court has allowed the symbolic immersion of Ganesh Idol this...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you