Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Thursday summoned the Karnataka Director-General Police to appear in person on Monday and explain why the state police had failed to arrest and produce in court one Mahesh B.P., a resident of Bengaluru.
The court had earlier passed the order on a petition filed by Mahesh’s wife Shailaja. She had sought directions to produce her son Dhyaan before the court.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy was dealing a habeas corpus petition by Ms Shailaja, alleging that Mahesh had detained their son illegally. With Mahesh not appearing before the court nor producing Dhyaan, the High Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against him on April 12. It had also directed the Karnataka DGP to execute the order.
When the Karnataka police failed to comply with the order, the court adjourned the matter to April 18 and gave the force another opportunity to produce Mahesh.
On Thursday the court found Mahesh was not in court and summoned the Karnataka DGP to be present on Monday. The police said that as elections were underway in Karnataka, they could not produce Mahesh....