The DGP, which came to the High Court at 10.25 am and stayed until four in the evening. Attending the High Court hearing, he had to answer questions asked by the bench. The questions asked by the court on this occasion. The answers given by the DGP have become interesting. Some media outlets have published details of the court proceedings.
Recently, the Andhra Pradesh High Court sought to know from the Director-General of Police (DGP), who appeared in person, why the police served notices under Section 151 of the CrPC on Opposition leader and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu when he recently visited Visakhapatnam as part of his Praja Chaitanya Yatra.
The High Court pulled up Andhra Pradesh DGP Gautam Sawang questioning why action should not be taken against the police. In his deposition before the court, Sawang had to cut a sorry face. He admitted before the court that Naidu’s arrest was not in the spirit of Sec.151(1). The HC asked him to take action against the assistant commissioner and the commissioner of the police of Vizag who served the arrest notice. One wonders if Naidu was arrested without the knowledge of Sawang. The HC’s observations were definitely a slap on Andhra Pradesh DGP.
The DGP reached attended in person recently. The court asked why notices were served under Section 151 and why no action was taken against the officers who violated the law in issuing the notices. The DGP told the court he would take action against the officers responsible, as per the directions of the court. He seemed to be unhappy with the issues happening in AP. He had to cut a sorry face while the court proceedings are going on. The court further said he didn’t need its permission for this and, told him to implement the law in the State.