Nobody safe if bulldozer action permitted: Gauhati high court | India News

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GUWAHATI: The Gauhati high court has demolished the Assam authorities’ contentions on using bulldozers in the name of investigations, expressing concern over the practice and observing “nobody is safe in this country if this kind of action is permitted”.
A bench of Chief Justice RM Chhaya and Justice Soumitra Saikia during a recent hearing took suo motu cognisance of Assam police’s razing of houses of six suspects accused of torching a police station in Nagaon district last May following an alleged custodial death. “You (the state) show us from any criminal jurisprudence that for investigating a crime, the police without any order, can uproot a person and apply a bulldozer?” Justice Chhaya asked the state counsel who had submitted a report by the Nagaon SP on the action.
Pointing to the report, Justice Chhaya observed: “He may be an SP but even your higher-ups need to…

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