A courtroom in Assam has severely criticised the state police for attempting to implicate Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in a “manufactured case” of assault on a girl constable.
Mr Mevani, who was arrested within the “manufactured” assault case on April 25 simply after he was granted bail by one other courtroom in Assam in a case over tweets on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was right this moment granted bail by the courtroom in Assam’s Barpeta.
The Barpeta classes courtroom in its order granting bail to Mr Mevani requested the Gauhati Excessive Court docket to take up a petition by itself in opposition to latest police excesses within the state.
The BJP is in energy in Assam, and Mr Mevani has alleged the ruling occasion is behind his arrest on the tweets in opposition to PM Modi and the next alleged assault on the girl constable, which the courtroom has now termed as a “manufactured case”.
The classes courtroom additionally requested the Gauhati Excessive Court docket to order the Assam Police to put on physique cameras and set up CCTV cameras of their automobiles to seize the sequence of occasions when an accused is taken into custody.
“Changing our hard-earned democracy right into a police state is just unthinkable,” classes courtroom decide Justice Aparesh Chakraborty stated within the order. “If the moment case is accepted to be true and in view of the assertion of the girl recorded by the Justice of the Peace…which isn’t, then we should rewrite the legal jurisprudence of the nation,” the courtroom stated.
“Opposite to the FIR (first data report), the girl has given a unique story earlier than the discovered Justice of the Peace…In view of the testimony of the girl, the moment case is manufactured for the aim of holding the accused Jignesh Mevani in detention for an extended interval, abusing of the method of the courtroom and the regulation,” the courtroom stated.
“To stop registration of false FIR like the current one and to offer credibility to the police model of occurrences…and police personnel firing and killing or injuring such accused, which has grow to be a routine phenomenon within the state, the Hon’ble Gauhati Excessive Court docket might maybe take into account directing the Assam Police to reform itself by taking some measures like directing each police personnel to put on physique cameras, to put in CCTV in automobiles whereas arresting an accused…In any other case our state will grow to be a police state, which the society can unwell afford,” the classes courtroom stated.
After he was launched right this moment, Mr Mevani stated the ruling BJP by “utilizing a girl” to “body a case” in opposition to him has performed a “cowardly factor”. “My arrest was not a easy matter. It should have been performed beneath the instruction of political bosses on the PMO (Prime Minister’s Workplace),” Mr Mevani informed NDTV right this moment.
“…And within the second case, they cooked up a narrative to border a case through the use of a girl. The federal government is such a coward that it used a girl in opposition to me. Such a coward act it’s,” the Gujarat MLA stated, including the ruling BJP is doing all this with an eye fixed on the Gujarat election, which shall be held later this yr.