Man Mistakenly Arrested In Karnataka Compensated With Rs 5 Lakh

Man Mistakenly Arrested In Karnataka Compensated With Rs 5 Lakh

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The compensation was fastened at Rs 5 lakh which the courtroom mentioned was payable inside eight weeks.

Bengaluru:

A 56-year-old man has been compensated with Rs 5 lakh for having been wrongfully arrested in a felony case, because of a confusion over his identify.

Ningaraju N, a resident of Kalidasa Structure right here, had approached the Excessive Court docket claiming that within the felony case filed in 2011, the alleged accused Raju NGN was not him.

Quashing the case towards him, the HC mentioned, “It’s somewhat surprising that an individual has been arrested with out ascertaining whether or not he was the one that was required to be arrested and that the warrant had been issued towards him.” Justice Suraj Govindaraj in his judgment dated July 7 famous that, “his identification was not cross-checked and verified, ensuing (in) an harmless particular person being arrested.” The HC mentioned that the Proper of Life and Liberty assured below Article 21 of the Structure is paramount and there’s a violation of the basic proper on this case.

The courtroom mentioned the state was liable to compensate the arrestee for having put him by means of lack of liberty as additionally lack of fame. The compensation was fastened at Rs 5 lakh which the courtroom mentioned was payable inside eight weeks.” Ningaraju was arrested as a result of the identify of his father (Ningegowda) was much like the identify of the particular person named within the warrant.

“I am unable to grasp as to how the identify of the daddy being comparable and even an identical would have any function to play within the arrest, extrapolating the identical logic if the arrest warrant has been issued for one brother, one other brother or perhaps even the sister could possibly be arrested, merely, as a result of the daddy identify is an identical.” Ningaraju was arrested on the unsuitable assumption that he was the ex-director of the Ms India Vacation (Pvt) Ltd, which was below liquidation.

Additional, to stop such incidents sooner or later the Excessive Court docket directed that if “Pointers or Normal Working Process are already issued to cater to this case, coaching on this regard to be offered to all arresting officers.” If such a SOP is just not already in place, the Director Normal of Police was directed to problem the rules “as to what steps to be taken by the arresting officer earlier than arresting an individual together with the verification of id.” This was directed to be issued inside 4 weeks.

The HC will hear the matter once more on September 1 to evaluate the compliance of the instructions. PTI COR KSU ROH ROH

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