The Madras High Court, which has taken a serious view of police entering.court premises to arrest an accused, today penalised a police head constable for attempting to arrest a murder accused in a Tirupur court in April this year.
The first bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice PT Asha passed the order on suo motu contempt proceedings initiated by it against the Singanallur police for trying to arrest an accused inside the Court hall.
It was submitted that the Inspector and driver did not enter the court hall and only the Head Constable had barged in and tried to arrest the accused, who had come there to surrender in a murder case.
The Inspector and the Driver tendered an unconditional apology.
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