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Police danced to the tunes of party in power: Madras High Court while quashing corruption case against SP Velumani

Looking at the larger perspective, the Court lamented the amount of judicial time that was being spent on such cases, as no political party is willing to insulate the police from executive interference.

Before bringing the curtain down, we cannot but take this opportunity to observe that the scarce judicial time of Constitutional Courts are spent on public interest litigations against political functionaries alleging inaction or biased action by the police, in which process, the Courts are called upon to don the role of a Station House Officer, which we are constrained to do, in the larger public interest, for the simple reason that no political party is willing to implement the directions of the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh v Union of India in letter and spirit, to insulate the police from political and executive interference as the instant case demonstrates,” the order stated.

Source: Barandbench

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