Name betrays man, as Uttar Pradesh police holds him in jail for eight months

The police had resorted to following the Court’s order verbatim and it resulted in the man spending eight more months in jail despite bail
Name betrays man, as Uttar Pradesh police holds him in jail for eight months

We constantly hear devastating stories about the lapses in abiding or following the law amongst police officers in Uttar Pradesh. However, today, we are greeted with the story about a man who had to spend eight months in jail because the jail superintendent decided to adhere to the rules — verbatim.

Prayagraj police had kept a man jailed for eight months despite a bail order from the Allahabad High Court. Sidharth Nagar Jail Superintendent had continued holding the man, Vinod Kumar Baruvar, based on a slight technicality. The bail order signed by the judge forgot to mention the man’s middle name ‘Kumar’ whereas it was mentioned in the remand order. The superintendent decided to follow the order to the point and since it doesn’t mention the name in full, the officials decided against releasing Vinod.

The Court realises this conundrum only after eight months when the man had moved a petition seeking to add ‘Kumar’ to the bail order. The Court lashed out at the jail superintendent for not following the High Court’s order and for using a petty excuse to ignore a Court order.

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