The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday sought a complete report of the incident, wherein Rajendra Sharma, a practicing advocate in Etah, was beaten by police and his relatives too were humiliated and harassed.
The division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Etah to inquire into the matter and submit a complete report on or before the next date of listing. The matter has been listed for further hearing on January 8, 2021.
The Court also directed the District Magistrate, Etah as well as Senior Superintendent of Police, Etah to co-operate and supply all relevant facts and documents as desired by the CJM, Etah to furnish report of the incident to this Court. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Etah has been directed to make necessary inquiry by availing “all relevant facts including audio visual electronic documents submit to this Court on or before next date of listing”, the Court’s order reads.
The Allahabad High Court has specifically acknowledged the letter sent by the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, which was addressed to the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, with a request to take appropriate action in relation to this incident.