Judge directs petitioner to file rejoinder to the counter, posts the matter for hearing on January 30

The Madras High Court on Thursday dispensed with the appearance of the Director-General of Police and the then Chennai police Commissioner in a contempt case for not complying with a court order of January 24 last year.

Justice T.Mathivanan passed the order on a contempt petition by R.M.Amudha of K.K.Nagar here. When the petition came up, the Inspector of Police, CB CID, Alandur and the Inspector, K.K.Nagar police, appeared before the court. The CB CID Inspector filed a counter. The Judge directed the petitioner to file the rejoinder to the counter and posted the matter for further hearing on January 30.

The petitioner said there was a theft in her house in March 2011 in which she lost 140 sovereigns of jewellery, two kg of silver articles, four diamond articles, Rs.85,000 and a camera. She lodged a complaint with the K.K.Nagar police. Following her petition, the High Court by an order of January 24 last year transferred the investigation of the case to CB CID and gave a direction to file the final report within four months.

Accordingly, the case was transferred and the CB CID enquired her. Thereafter, there was no progress in the investigation. Details of persons suspected to have committed the crime were also furnished. The accused had not been arrested. Hence, the court order was not complied with, the petitioner said.

Earlier, Mr.Justice Mathivanan had directed the DGP and the then police Commissioner to appear on Thursday. In the order, the Judge said the two did not appear due to personal inconvenience. He dispensed with their appearance.