Expressing discontent on the police system yet another time, the Supreme Court on Thursday stated that police officers taking the ruling party’s side is a disturbing trend.
The apex court made the comments whole granting protection from arrest to a suspended senior IPS officer against whom two criminal cases for sedition and amassing disproportionate assets have been filed by the Chhattisgarh government.
“When a political party is in power, police officials take side of the particular (ruling) party. Then when another new party comes into power, the government initiates action against the police officials. This needs to be stopped,” the bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana said.
Supreme Court also stated that it is the police who should be held responsible for the trend.