New Delhi: Two Delhi Police officials were severely reprimanded and detained for a day by a city court on Saturday for their repeated failure to appear before it despite non-bailable warrants issued against them.

Inspector Sanjay Sharma and ASI Sardar Singh, who were Investigating Officers in two separate cases, were not allowed to leave the courtroom by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain till the court rose at 4pm.

Sharma and Singh had not been appearing before the court for last few dates and NBWs were issued against them.

They were entrusted with investigation of the cases when they were posted at the Anand Vihar police station in East Delhi. Sharma and Singh, presently posted at Bhajan Pura and Shakarpur Police stations respectively, had expressed ignorance about the issuance of NBWs against them.

Earlier, they used to appear before the ACMM as Investigating Officers.