Pansare case: Irked over probe, Bombay High Court says state a ‘laughing stock’
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said the state has been reduced to a “laughing stock” by adopting elementary methods in probing Govind Pansare’s killing.
A bench of Justices SC Dharamadhikari and BP Colabawalla summoned Maharashtra Home Department’s additional chief secretary to explain the cause of the slow progress made in the case. “Let the state feel some pressure. For most often, the police gets away. No memos are issued, no explanations sought,” the bench said.
“If crimes will be probed only after the court’s intervention…If in matter after matter, judiciary is the only saviour, then it is a tragedy. What message are we sending to the society?” the judges asked. They were irked after reading a report, submitted in a sealed cover by Maharashtra CID in the Pansare case.