The Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh appeared before the Supreme Court on Wednesday for their failure to file on time affidavits on implementation of its 2006 directions on police reforms.

They regretted the delay in filing affidavits and assured a Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and V. Gopala Gowda that the States would address the issue.

After hearing Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati and counsel for various States, the Bench directed the four States to file their affidavits in one week, explaining the problems they faced in implementing the judgment on police reforms. The Bench said it would see that the judgment was implemented in its entirety and not left in limbo.

Earlier, the court took note of attempts by various governments to enact laws aimed at defeating the judgment.

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