Bihar DGP Submits Sealed Report To Patna High Court After Police Assault Judge

The Director-General of Police, Bihar, appeared before the Patna High Court today in response to a disturbing charge of police violence against an Additional District and Sessions Judge from Madhubani. The report bearing his signature was delivered to the High Court in a sealed envelope.

Today, Justice Rajan Gupta broke the seal, read the contents of the report, and ordered that it be maintained in the safe custody of the Registrar Judicial. In addition, Senior Advocate Mrigank Mauli has been designated as an Amicus Curiae to assist the court during today’s hearings.

On the next day of hearing, the Bihar DGP has been directed to appear before the Court once more. The date for the hearing has been set for December 1, 2021.

On November 18, 2021, the Patna High Court took suo moto notice of the horrible incident that occurred in the Jhanjharpur Chambers of the ADJ Avinash Kumar. After receiving a letter from District and Sessions Judge Madhubani explaining the sequence of events, the court took notice of the matter.

According to a letter received by the Patna High Court, two Ghoghardiha police officers physically assaulted the judge, even drawing a revolver on him after he refused to budge to their verbal abuse.

According to the letter of the District & Sessions Judge, a few lawyers and court personnel arrived on time, rescuing the ADJ from further injury.

The DGP had also been ordered to file a status report in a sealed cover due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Madhubani v. State of Bihar & Ors., Court On Its Own Motion On The Letter Dt. 18.11.2021 From The District And Sessions Judge

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