A day after they humiliated chief Judicial Magistrate Anantnag, police on Saturday placed two cops under suspension and ordered departmental inquiry against them.
According to a handout issued by Registrar General of J&K High Court, Sub Inspector Gowhar Rashid Malla, and Constable Fayaz Ahmad were placed under suspension after High court intervention.
The action, according to the handout, followed after the Chief Justice of J& K took a serious note of a complaint from Chief Judicial Magistrate Anantnag which was forwarded to High Court by the Principal Sessions Judge Anantnag. The CJ sought a detailed report in the matter from the police.
The duo was placed under suspension with immediate effect and a departmental enquiry has been ordered into the matter under Rule 359 of J&K Police Manual and entrusted to Addl SP Anantnag.
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Anantnag, has also put the accusation and substance of the complaint before the District Magistrate, Anantnag, for further course of action as laid down in Rule 349 of J&K Police Manual.
Meanwhile, High Court has directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Anantnag, to register a criminal case against the erring cops.
As per complaint, on 23rd July, 2015 at around 10 am, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Abdul Nasir Bhat Anantnag was returning in his official vehicle alongwith his daughter and PSO to his residence, when his vehicle was intercepted near Forest Check Post at Sarnal KP Road Anantnag by Sub Inspector, Gowhar Malla of SOG/JIC Anantnag.
Despite disclosing his identity the concerned police Sub Inspector and his Security Guards misbehaved with the CJM who was not allowed to proceed for about 25 minutes and was threatened of dire consequence.
The Islamabad (Anantnag) Bar Association on July 24 had decided to go for an indefinite strike against alleged misbehavior of a police with (CJM) Anantnag.