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Bombay HC Expresses Anguish Over Shabby Case Diaries by Police

The Bombay High Court criticized Maharashtra police for improper case diary maintenance despite prior directives. A division bench noted repeated contraventions, emphasizing that police officers either ignore or are unaware of these directives. The court asked the Director General of Police to ensure compliance and report back by June 28.

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The Bombay High Court has issued a stern reprimand to the Maharashtra police over the inadequate maintenance of case diaries, despite repeated directives from the state’s Director General of Police.

A division bench comprising Justices A S Gadkari and Neela Gokhale, while hearing a petition for quashing a case, highlighted yet another instance of non-compliance with section 172(1-B) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which mandates properly paginated and maintained diaries.

The court noted that despite a January directive, many police officers continue to disregard the instruction. The bench emphasized the seriousness of the issue and instructed the DGP to enforce the directives strictly, calling for a detailed report by June 28.

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