Lucknow, May 21: The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to take stringent measures to crack down on hardcore criminals and mafias.
While referring to a judgment of Supreme Court, the bench said, that repeat offenders should not be bailed out. The bench also said, bail of those who misuse it should also be abolished, so that people may trust the police and the judicial system.
The court has directed the Principal Secretary (Home) and Director General of Police in the state to issue an advisory and circular in this regard within two months so that criminals who repeatedly commit offense do not get bail.
The court also directed both the DGP and the principal secretary to formulate procedures for oversight and review of investigations in sensitive cases by the concerned senior officer, to be duly documented by way of reports.
The order was passed by Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Verma yesterday, on two petitions in which muscleman and former MP, Atique Ahmad and former MLA, Devendra Agrawal are accused.
Petitioner Ramhari Sharma was an eyewitness to his son's murder which had occurred on February 8 this year.