Show-cause to SSP for pasting posters of miscreants

Ranchi, On June 10 in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, the controversy over putting up posters of the alleged miscreants involved in the riots incident has deepened. In this case, Ranchi’s Senior Superintendent of Police Surendra Kumar Jha has been shown-caused by the state government. State Home Department Principal Secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka today sought an explanation from the SSP in this regard and such action has been termed contrary to the order of the High Court.

Principal Secretary, Home Department, Rajiv Arun Ekka has sought clarification from Ranchi SSP Surendra Kumar Jha within two days regarding the posting of posters with photographs of persons allegedly involved in the incidents in Ranchi on June 10. This poster was pasted on the hoardings located at Zakir Hussain Park near Raj Bhavan in Ranchi on June 14.

The Principal Secretary of the Home Department said that posters including photographs of persons allegedly involved in the illegitimate congregation in the incidents in Ranchi on June 10 were put up by the Ranchi Police on June 14, in which names and other details of several persons were also given. This is not lawful and is against the order passed by Allahabad High Court in PIL No. 532/2020 dated March 9, 2020. In the above order, directions were given by the court to remove the roadside banners immediately. The court had directed the state of Uttar Pradesh not to put up banners containing personal information of persons without legal authority on the roadside. This matter is nothing but an unwarranted interference with the privacy of the people. Therefore it is a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

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