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Orissa High Court Calls on State Government to Implement SC Direction – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday ordered the Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department to implement the Supreme Court’s directive to upload copies of FIRs to the police website.
The issue was raised in a performance by Babaji Sahoo, a social activist, on June 25, 2021.

The Supreme Court had ordered all states and union territories to upload FIRs to their websites except those of a sensitive nature within 24 hours of registration at police stations on 7 September 2016.

In the representation, Sahoo had sought the implementation of the Supreme Court’s order allowing the defendant to enjoy fundamental liberty protected by the Constitution of India in order to avail himself of immunities under the Procedural Code. criminal.

When there was no response and the Supreme Court instruction would not have been implemented in the state, Sahoo filed the PIL in the High Court on August 24, 2022. The lawyer Soma Patnaik made submissions on behalf of the petitioner when the PIL was submitted on Tuesday. However, the court ruled on the petition without entering it for decision.

The Division Bench of S Muralidhar and Judge Chittaranjan Dash said: “The Applicant’s representation dated June 25, 2021 will be considered by the Additional Chief Secretary of Home Affairs (in the State of Odisha) and a reasoned order will be adopted no later than December. 2022 and will be communicated to the petitioner in the following week. »

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday ordered the Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department to implement the Supreme Court’s directive to upload copies of FIRs to the police website. The issue was raised in a representation by Babaji Sahoo, a social activist, on June 25, 2021. The Supreme Court had ordered all states and union territories to upload FIRs to their websites, except for those of a sensitive nature within 24 hours of registration. in police stations on September 7, 2016. In the representation, Sahoo had sought the implementation of the Supreme Court’s order allowing the defendant to enjoy fundamental freedoms protected by the Constitution of India in order to enjoy immunities under the Code of Criminal Procedure. When there was no response and the Supreme Court instruction would not have been implemented in the state, Sahoo filed the PIL in the High Court on August 24, 2022. The lawyer Soma Patnaik made submissions on behalf of the petitioner when the PIL was submitted on Tuesday. However, the court ruled on the petition without entering it for decision. The Division Bench of S Muralidhar and Judge Chittaranjan Dash said: “The Applicant’s representation dated June 25, 2021 will be considered by the Additional Chief Secretary of Home Affairs (in the State of Odisha) and a reasoned order will be adopted no later than December. 2022 and will be communicated to the petitioner in the following week. »