New Delhi, September 28: The Supreme Court of India said that Police officers, who cosy up with the government of the day and make money illegally inevitably face payback time when there is a change in guard.
Such cops must not be protected but must be jailed, Chief Justice NV Ramana said, though he did grant interim protection from arrest to the official facing extortion charges.
The court was hearing suspended IPS officer Gurjinder Pal Singh's plea against arrest in a case of disproportionate assets and sedition filed by the Chhattisgarh government.
The court had granted him interim protection in the two earlier cases.
The court added that you can't take protection in every case. You started extracting money because you are close with the government. This is what happens if you're close with the government and do these things.
You have to pay back one day," Chief Justice Ramana said & why should we grant protection to such officers?
No, they've to go to jail." Yet, Chief Justice Ramana granted Mr Singh interim protection and issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh government.
The sedition case was filed against Mr Singh based on a written complaint filed by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau following preliminary findings that he had amassed disproportionate assets.
The anti-graft body reportedly seized documents from Mr Singh that suggested his involvement in a conspiracy against the government.