Government action likened to 'Brihannala'

Published: 27th August 2016 01:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2016 01:22 PM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The High Court on Friday compared the state government’s response in making State and District Police Complaint Authorities truly functional to ‘Brihannala’, a character in the epic Mahabharatha.

Justice A N Venugopala Gowda made this observation as the state government did not keep up its word on the functioning of police complaints authorities, though it was repeatedly promising to comply the court order.

The authorities were constituted to hear the complaints against police personnel and officers. However, they were not fully functional as competent members have not been appointed. There is no proper access to the State Police Complaints Authority in Vikasa Soudha. Referring to it, Justice Gowda suggested the Additional Advocate General to ask the government to provide separate building for it so that general public can have easy access to file complaints.

Meanwhile, the additional advocate general informed the court that government has given two more weeks to ADGP Kamal Pant who is investigating police excesses in Yamanur, as part of Mahadayi protests.

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