[dropcap]T[/dropcap]HE Allahabad High Court has shunted out the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Santosh Kumar Yadav of Agra to Mahoba in Bundelkhand, a day after forcing a constable driver of a police van to take off his uniform and making him stand in his undergarments in a packed courtroom for over half an hour.
Allahabad High Court transfers out
ACJM Santosh Kumar Yadav, Agra, for allegedly ordering a driver constable to take off his uniform in the courtroom for failing to give him a pass for his car while he was on his way to court. DGP, UP had taken a serious view of the matter. pic.twitter.com/GVDn3Capya
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Taking a serious view of the matter, Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP), Agra wrote to the Registrar General of the Allahabad High Court on the issue. The Director-General of Police (DGP) O P Singh also took cognizance of the humiliation meted out to the police constable and tweeted:
“We have taken the issue of ordering a constable in uniform to disrobe in a court very seriously and taken it up at the appropriate level. We stand by the dignity of each and every police personnel and appeal to all the sections of society to respect the honour of uniformed forces.”
DGP UP OP Singh has taken the issue of ordering a constable in uniform to disrobe in a court very seriously & taken it up at t appropriate level. We stand by t dignity of each & every Police Personnel & appeal to all t sections of society to respect the honour of uniformed forces
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) July 27, 2019
According to reports, the ACJM allegedly made the 58-year-old cop stand without his uniform as a punishment for failing to give him a pass for his car while he was on his way to court on July 26, 2019.