This article is written by – Khyaati Bansal, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of management studies
The Court was hearing a plea by Chhattisgarh IPS official Gurjinder Pal Singh after a sedition case was recorded against him by Raipur Police.
chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana commented on Thursday that there is a new pattern of police dealing with sedition charges when the decision ideological group with whom such officials were siding, loses power.
The CJI said that up to a cop side with the party in power, things are smooth for them.
Notwithstanding, if the party loses force, dissidence and different charges come to be slapped against them.
“At the point when police are working and agreeing with the party in power then no dissidence. In any case, when the party isn’t in power, then, at that point the cop deals with sedition charges. This is a new pattern in the country,” he said.
The Court was hearing a plea by Chhattisgarh IPS official Gurjinder Pal Singh after a sedition charge was recorded against him under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code dependent on a grumbling by the Anti-corruption Bureau.
The Court while giving notification in the matter conceded him security from capture for about a month.
The Supreme Court is likewise considering the Constitutional legitimacy of Section 124A.
There are something like seven petitions forthcoming under the steady gaze of the top court testing the legitimacy of the arrangement.
During the becoming aware of the equivalent on July 15, CJI Ramana had found out if the arrangement was as yet required in the rule book following 75 years of autonomy.
“It was utilized by the British to subdue the voice of Indian political dissidents like Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak before the nation acquired freedom,” he had noticed.
The city police had enlisted sedition charges against Singh, in light of a composed grievance documented by the Anti-corruption Bureau. (ACB). The counter unite body purportedly held onto supposed reports from Singh that were reminiscent of a scheme against the public authority.
The Kotwali police headquarters has enlisted the case under Sections 124-A, 153-A (that sedition and treason) of IPC against the 1994-batch IPS official, who was prior suspended by the state government on July 5.
The ACB investigators completed raids for three days at 15 premises and properties connected to the IPS official, following complaints about unbalanced resources.