CJM takes serious view against Crime Branch for not obeying court directions

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JAMMU: Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Amarjeet Singh Langeh took serious view against Crime Branch for not obeying court directions and directed SSP Crime Branch to file compliance report before next date of hearing. CJM Jammu Amarjeet Singh Langeh observed that complainant invoked Section 156(3) of CrPC for registration of FIR by Crime Branch Police Station Jammu for offences involving forgery of valuable security for purpose of cheating, using forged documents as genuine and knowingly making false statement before public servant following which, vide order dated March 15, 2021, SSP Crime Branch Jammu seems to have been directed to register FIR and depute responsible officer to investigate the matter under relevant provisions of law and matter was posted for compliance report on March 29, 2021. A report was submitted by Deputy Superintendent of Police Crime Branch, Jammu through prosecution that preliminary enquiry into the matter has been initiated in the matter, which will be concluded on its merits. CJM observed that once SSP Crime Branch, Jammu was under categoric directions to register FIR in terms of section 156(3) of CrPC in the matter and proceed with investigation by deputing responsible officer, the course adopted by the Crime Branch to initiate preliminary enquiry, seemingly – un-mindful of direction under 156(3) of CrPC as aforesaid is indeed – an aspect whose rationale needs to be clarified by Crime Branch Jammu and directed SSP Crime Branch to do needful before next date of hearing.