Thursday, February 29, 2024

Allahabad High Court issues notice to Uttar Pradesh government for not reviewing crime history sheet

The Allahabad High Court has sought response from the state government on the petition filed for not reviewing the crime history sheet after opening it and has directed to present the petition for hearing on June 26.

The Division Bench of Justice Siddhartha Varma and Justice Arun Kumar Singh Deshwal passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Shoeb Ibrahim.

Contention of the counsel for the petitioner is that the petitioner’s human rights and fundamental rights are being violated for no reason whatsoever.

He submitted that the petitioner’s history sheet was opened as a history sheet on 11.04.1997 and as per the Regulation 231 of the U.P Police Regulations, the history sheet ought to be reviewed every two years. This, however, he submitted has never been done.

The Court noted that,

On 01.06.2023 A.G.A was directed to obtain instructions in the matter. On June 16, the only instruction he has brought on record is that the petitioner has a criminal history of about 18 cases. He is unable to tell the Court as to what was the result of the criminal cases. He is also unable to inform the Court as to why since 11.04.1997, the petitioner has continued to remain a history sheeter.

The Court, therefore, considers it appropriate that a detailed counter affidavit be filed within a period of one week, positively. If the counter affidavit is not filed within the period aforesaid, the Court would be constrained to summon some responsible officer.

The Court has fixed the next hearing of the petition on June 26, 2023.


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