KOCHI: The High Court has sought explanation from the Kollam Judicial First Class Magistrate regarding the circumstances in which a woman prisoner was kept in judicial custody without being produced before the court promptly and periodically.
Justice P Ubaid passed the order on a petition filed by Geethakumari, an accused in several cheating cases, seeking a directive to the Viyyur Central jail authorities to produce her before the Kollam Judicial Magistrate Court in a case registered at Eravipuram police station.
The petitioner submitted that though the Magistrate court issued a production warrant asking the Jail Superintendent to produce her before the court, they did not implement it. Hence she also sought a directive to initiate action against the erring police officials for not complying with the Magistrate’s order.
The court directed the Jail Superintendent, Viyyur Central prison, to file a report detailing why the petitioner was not promptly produced before the court as a remand person.