November 13, 2012
Kartik Shukla Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Ponda (Goa) : Sanatan’s seeker, Mr. Bhagavant Naik, who was propagating Dharma on the occasion of Guru-Pournima through a vehicle, was brutally beaten up by Lakshadeep Naik just two days prior to Guru-Pournima. Police did not take any action despite lodging complaint; therefore, Mr. Bhagavant Naik filed a case with the Court. During the hearing of this case, the Court has ordered the Police to register an offence against accused Lakshadeep Naik under clause 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code. (Why the Court has to instruct police for filing case against accused involved in serious beating ?- Editor SP)
It has been mentioned in the order that it was, prima facie, observed in this incident that a cognizable offence had been committed. Ponda Police should, therefore, conduct inquiry and submit report within three months. On 1st July 2012, when advertisement of Guru-Pournima Function was done through a vehicle, Lakshdeep Nanao Naik stopped Bhagavant Rajaram Naik, Sanatan’s seeker from Madakai who was driving the vehicle; pulled him out of the vehicle and brutally beat him up; besides, he tore the board displayed on the vehicle in connection with Guru-Pournima function. Mr. Naik lodged a complaint with the Ponda police station; but necessary action was not taken by the police; therefore, Mr. Bhagavant Naik filed a criminal case against Lakshdeep Nano Naik under sections 323, 341, 392, 427, 504, 506(2) and 34. He also made a demand filing separate application in the Court for instructing police to take action under clause 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.
While pleading for the applicant, advocate Nagesh Takbhate said that the said offence was of serious nature as also cognizable. Proofs of committing the offence have been submitted in the Court. In such incident, the Court has a right to instruct the police for registering an offence, stated advocate Takbhate giving reference of a verdict passed by the Supreme Court. The Court accepted his argument, ordering police to register an offence and conduct inquiry.