Letter to Chief Justice treated as criminal writ


By: Mahesh Inder Sharma

Shimla (Nov 10): Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph acting on a letter written by one Satbir Kaur from Nalagrh on Wednesday directed SP Baddi (Distt Solan) to file an affidavit stating what action has been taken by the police to trace her husband, who went missing on June 6, 2010.

The letter written by Jasbir Kaur was considered by the Chief Justice on the judicial side and treated as criminal writ and the next date of hearing of has been fixed for December 13. As per facts of the case, Satbir Kuar’s husband Jagat Pal was beaten up by five persons on June 5, 2010 and suffered injuries. Both went to police post, Jogo, under police station Nalgarh (Distt Solan) to register a case but no case was registered. The next day both visited Nalagarh Police station, but again they were not heard. Jagat pal went missing on the night of June 6. The next day Satbir went to Jogo police post and afterwards many times visited Nalgarh police station, Dy SP Nalagarh and SP Baddi but no FIR was registered by the police even though she suspected that her husband had been killed by the persons who injured him.

On seeing the attitude of police officers, she finally wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, which was today treated as a writ and SP Baddi directed to file progress report in the form of an affidavit.

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