Rajasthan HC pulls up police for laxity in security of judicial officers, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government that if there is a shortage of policemen, then it could appoint home guards in the houses and courtrooms of all judicial officers for their safety. The HC also directed the DGP to pay attention to the chaotic traffic system in the city.

A division bench of chief justice Pankaj Mithal and justice Prakash Gupta gave this direction while hearing a suo motu PIL on the issue of the security of judicial officers on Thursday.

The court remarked that when the houses of judicial officers are not safe, then how will the system instill confidence of security among the general public referring to a recent burglary at the residence of a judicial officer in the city.

The court said the administration should not see it only by linking it to the security of judicial officers in the state. The court said the traffic system of Jaipur city is chaotic and messy. There is no space to walk despite the roads being wide. In such a situation, the DGP should also pay attention to the city’s traffic system.

It has also asked the law secretary to act as a bridge between the judiciary and the executive and has appointed advocate Abhinav Sharma as an amicus curiae to assist the judicial officers. In compliance with the court order, the principal secretary (Home), law secretary, and DGP were present in the court on Thursday.

Last month, a burglary took place at the residence of a judicial officer in Nyaya Shikha apartment. This area, where more than 150 judges live, did not have adequate security arrangements. RJSOA president Rajendra Singh Choudhary had written to the chief secretary about this, but no action was taken on that letter.

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