A Police Inspector in Kerala has complained against a judge of the Kerala High Court to the Chief Justice of Kerala and the Chief Justice of India, saying he was treated badly by the judge in November last year.
According to the complaint of P. Sreekumar, Circle Inspector of Mavelikara police station in Alappuzha, he was called to the chamber of the judge P.D. Rajan, who threatened him with dire consequences unless he took a favourable stand in a case where the judge’s relatives were implicated in an assault case.
Sreekumar brought this to the attention of his superior officers soon after the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, with this complaint now before the apex court, all eyes are on how it is dealt with.
Rajan, 60, was a former secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and was sworn in as a judge of the Kerala High Court in 2013.
A former acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court C.N. Ramachandran Nair told the media that if what is being alleged is true then it was not tenable at all.
“The general practice if such complaints come up is that the issue is probed by judges from other high courts. If a judge has any problem, then the procedure is that he can speak to the top officials in the police department,” said Nair.