Infant charged with ‘breach of peace’ by police in BiharFebruary 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) A court in Bihar’s Muzzaffarpur district has served a show cause notice to a police official who filed a chargesheet against an 18-month-old boy for allegedly insulting someone with the intention of breaching peace.
Muzaffarpur Judicial Magistrate T.K. Sinha Wednesday refused to hear the chargesheet filed against the infant, called Jawed, and directed the superintendent of police to take action against the concerned policeman.
Police officials said Jawed, who belongs to Babhangama village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here, was named along with four others in a complaint filed by Juhi Begum of the same village.
On the basis of the complaint, a police official of Aurai police station carried out an investigation and last week filed a chargesheet against all the five accused under Section 504 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with causing intentional insult with the intent to provoke breach of peace.
Superintendent of Police Sudhansu Kumar said that departmental proceedings will soon start against the police official who filed the chargesheet.
Nearly two years ago, a Patna court was shocked to hear the case of five-year-old Raj Kumar, who was charged with not only assaulting a woman but also attempting to molest her. The court quashed the case.