Man Fined for Dragging Cops to Court Over Personal Vengeance

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has imposed a cost of `10,000 on a petitioner who dragged two policemen to the court to wreak personal vengeance.

Published: 07th June 2014 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2014 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has imposed a cost of `10,000 on a petitioner who dragged two policemen to the court to wreak personal vengeance.

K Nallaperumal from Palayamkottai filed a petition stating that on May 7,  2008 he lodged a police complaint against his wife Logammal and son Agniraj stating that they posed threat to his life and were not allowing him to enter his house.

On the basis of the complaint launched by the petitioner, the Palayamkottai Police registered a case and inquired into the issue. They then closed the case as mistake of fact.

Aggrieved, the petitioner made a representation to the Tirunelveli Commissioner of Police against Sub Inspector Sankarapandian and Head Constable Sridhar that they failed to inquire his complaint and closed the case by colluding with his wife and son and sought action against the two policemen. As there was no response, he preferred a complaint before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Tirunelveli, and the case was dismissed on March 24, 2009.

Aggrieved by this, the petitioner approached the High Court Bench seeking action against the two policemen stating that they had failed to perform their statutory duty and acted on the behest of his wife and son. Hearing the petition, Justice P N Prakash observed that the case was closed by the police only after proper inquiry and based on the statement of the petitioner’s wife and son.

The judge also pointed out that the Referred Charge Sheet (RCS) was sent to the petitioner’s address and was submitted to the lower court. Further, the judge said that it was not fair for the petitioner to drag the policemen who had fulfilled their duty according to law, by stating that they had harassed him. The policemen closed the complaint only on the basis of the statement given by the petitioner’s wife and son. If the petitioner wanted to file a case, he should have included his wife and son as respondents and not the policemen, as the issue is only with his family members, the judge said. Dismissing the writ petition, the judge imposed a cost of `10,000 on the petitioner and directed him to pay `5,000 each to the two policemen, for dragging them unnecessarily to court.


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