Tiruvannamalai SP challenges proceedings against him

August 14, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 03:12 pm IST - CHENNAI:

After being pulled up for not explaining why a non-bailable warrant issued against an accused was not executed for over 20 years despite repeated reminders, the Superintendent of Police of Tiruvannamalai district has moved the Madras High Court challenging the suo motu proceedings initiated against him by the Judicial Magistrate Court (JMC) in Cheyyar. Hearing the criminal original petition filed by the SP, Justice P.N. Prakash directed the officer to appear before the JMC on the next date of hearing and also report before the High Court. The judge further posted the case for August 17. Observing that the officer was legally bound to give information, the JMC had said the officer was punishable under Section 176 of the IPC.

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