The Gauhati High Court remarked on Monday that the observations made by a Barpeta court in its decision giving bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani for allegedly beating a female police officer “beyond its boundaries” and “demoralized” the police force and the Assam administration.
On the other hand, the high court did not express a view on Mevani’s bail, although he is a Dalit leader and an Independent legislator backed by Congress.
The Barpeta court had chastised the condition police for whetting a “false FIR” against Mevani and had requested the high court to consider ordering the Assam Police to “prevent registration of false FIRs like the current case, and police personnel firing and killing or injuring accused, which has become a common occurrence in the state.”
Justice Debashis Barua, hearing a plea filed by the Assam government challenging the bail decision issued by Barpeta District and Sessions Judge Aparesh Chakraborty, held that his statements against the operations of the police and the administration were beyond the lower court’s authority.
He noted no misuse of the legal process or the court in the lower court’s remark that the officer had nestled a “false case” against Mevani.
The observations of the lower court, according to Justice Barua, were incorrect “The Supreme Court’s jurisprudence and directives were overturned. The order should have been based on the rule of law, not on his preferences or whims “…
Because the high court was closed on Monday due to a vacation, Advocate General Devajit Saikia obtained special permission to appeal the district court’s decision.
According to Saikia, the state government had petitioned the high court to overturn the lower court’s judgment giving Mevani bail.
On May 27, the subject will be heard once more.
After an FIR was filed against him in Kokrajhar for his tweet on the prime minister, Mevani was arrested by Assam Police on April 19 in Palanpur, Gujarat.
He was portrayed as rearrested for allegedly attacking the lady police officer while being transported by a police posse from Guwahati to Kokrajhar four days earlier, after a Kokrajhar court granted him bail in the matter on April 25.
In the protest filed at the Barpeta Road police placement, the Barpeta court granted Mevani released on a Personal Recognizance (PR) sealant of Rs 1,000.
After being released on bail in both instances and completing the necessary paperwork, the MLA returned to Gujarat on April 30.
The authored article is written by Sejal Wakkar and shared with Prittle Prattle News exclusively.