“It is also mentioned that most of the allegations did not pertain to incidents in the state of Bihar and these allegations could not be examined in the writ jurisdiction of the high court,” the bench noted in its order.
The petitioner, a resident of Begusarai district in Bihar, had approached the apex court challenging the high court order dismissing his plea seeking directions to telecom operators and banks to stop alleged surveillance of his mobile number and bank account.He had claimed in the high court that Delhi Police had put his mobile number on surveillance, was following him from time to time and interrogating him. He had also contended that he was defamed and branded a terrotist or a naxalite by another person.
The man had claimed that he was beaten up in March 2014 by the police and had sought a compensation on the ground that he had lost almost five years of his life due to the atrocities he has faced.The high court had dismissed his plea saying he had effective alternate remedies under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The apex court, while concurring with the observations of the high court, said, “ The aforesaid view taken by the high court is without blemish. Therefore, this special leave petition is dismissed”.
“However, having regard to the aforesaid observations made by the high court, it would be open to the petitioner to file civil suit or criminal proceedings as advised under the law,” the bench said.
( Source – PTI )