It took 21 long years to arrest an accused? asks SC
The Supreme Court was critical of Bihar police when it observed that an accused was unnecessarily being shielded from arrest.
It was a serious dowry death case. The accused Pandey and family members were named as accused in 1999. The case was that Pandey and others poisoned his wife to death. It was a case of dowry death. The accused Pandey was not arrested till 2020.
Why was the police so callous? Why did it take 21 long years for arrest?
The police could not give a satisfactory answer. The Supreme Court remarked that the Bihar DGP shall make a detailed enquiry and submit a report.
The court then dismissed the bail plea of the accused. The court observed that the reason for non-arrest looks mysterious.