Disturbing That Police Often Sides With Ruling Party: Supreme Court
Sedition cases being filed when regimes change is a disturbing trend, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, granting protection from arrest to a suspended senior IPS officer against whom two criminal cases for sedition and amassing disproportionate assets have been filed by the Chhattisgarh government….
“This is a very disturbing trend in the country and the police department is also responsible for this… When a political party is in power, police officials take side of the particular (ruling) party. Then when another new party comes into power, the government initiates action against the police officials. This needs to be stopped,” the bench said.
“When police officers are working and siding with the party in power then no sedition. But when the party is not in power, then the police officer faces sedition charges. This is a recent trend in the country,” the judges continued, according to Bar and Bench….