SC refuses urgent hearing on plea for police reform
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused give urgent hearing on a PIL seeking reforms in police force across the country.
A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul declined urgent hearing in the case, saying “police reforms are going on and on and nobody listens to our orders”.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhya, who is also Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party unit spokesperson, and had sought urgent hearing of his case.
In his plea, Upadhyay has sought directions to the Centre and states to implement massive reforms in the police force including a fixed tenure for senior officers.
The PIL also sought the implementation of Model Police Act 2006, saying it is constitutional obligation of Central and state governments to ensure an effective impartial and independent police system. This, it said, was essential for fair, complete and credible investigation of the crime, thus securing the fundamental right of fair trial and speedy justice to the citizens in spirit of Article 21 of the Constitution.