Contempt notice to Kapurthala SSP over plaint against Radhey Maa

Contempt notice to Kapurthala SSP over plaint against Radhey Maa
Contempt notice to Kapurthala SSP over plaint against Radhey Maa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday issued notice to Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Kumar on a contempt petition alleging that he was purposely not initiating action against Mumbai-based spiritual leader Sukhvinder Kaur, also known as Radhey Maa.
Justice Daya Chaudharyissued the notice after taking cognizance of a contempt petition filed by Surinder Mittal, a resident of Phagwara in Kapurthala district.

In his plea, Mittal has sought directions for initiating contempt proceedings against SSP Sandeep Kumar for alleged wilful and intentional disobedience of order passed by the Punjab and Haryana high court on December 15, 2015.

The counsel for the petitioner told the HC that in December 2015, by posing herself as an incarnation of a Hindu goddess Sukhwinder Kaur had hurt the petitioner’s religious sentiments and a complaint was submitted to the local police for registration of an FIR against her.

According to the petitioner, the allegations mentioned in his complaint in the matter constituted cognizable offence, warranting an inquiry or registration of an FIR.
When he filed a petition before the HC for registration of case against Sukhwinder Kaur, the HC on December 15, 2015 had ordered, “Without entering into the controversy whether any cognizable offence is made out and leaving it to the authorities concerned, I deem it appropriate to dispose of this petition by issuing a direction to the senior superintendent of police, Kapurthala, to look into the authenticity of the allegations in the complaint and to determine if any cognizable offence qua the petitioner is made out from the allegations.”
In his contempt plea, the petitioner has argued that despite the HC directives, the SSP has not taken any decision on his complaint till date and was, thus, liable to proceed under the contempt of court proceedings.