NEW DELHI: Chief Justice NV Ramana has expressed reservations regarding the “objectionable” conduct and attitude of bureaucrats and police officers in this country, adding that he had plans earlier to constitute a standing committee for examination of “atrocities” and complaints against them, but reserved that for later.
On Friday, CJ Ramana made this remark while hearing a plea filed by suspended Additional Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh Gurjinder Pal Singh seeking protection from arrest in the criminal cases filed against him. The officer has been accused of various offences including illegal property, extortion, and sedition.
“I have a lot of reservations about how bureaucracy, particularly how police officers are behaving in this country. I was at one time thinking of creating a standing committee to examine atrocities and complaints against bureaucrats, particularly police officers headed by the Chief Justice of the High Court. I want to reserve that, don’t want to do it now,” the CJI said.
Meanwhile, Gurjinder Pal Singh had a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court stayed the coercive action against him by granting him an interim relief for eight weeks in two cases.
However, while refusing to grant relief in the third case, a bench of CJ NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli said that as the matter is going on in the high court, it will only decide it.