Ranchi, June 27: The Jharkhand High Court today reprimanded Home Secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka and Gumla SP Ehtesham Waquarib for not taking the high court direction seriously.
The development took place when they appeared in person before the court of Justice Ananda Sen, who had given them direction for the same three weeks ago while hearing a bail petition of Amos Kindo, an accused of attempt to rape with a minor in 2018.
The court expressed its concern over the neglecting attitude of the government towards a judicial order and warned them against its dire consequences.
The situation arose when despite the order of the high court the police officials did not file a counter affidavit in the petition filed in 2019 for seeking bail in the case of attempt to rape with a seven-year old girl.
Threatening them of dire consequences, the court directed them to file a counter affidavit within two weeks.
S.P Waquarib did not take call for his comment on the matter.