[Section 197 CrPC] Police cannot use their uniform as shield against unlawful conduct: Gauhati High Court

The Court held that mandate to obtain sanction under Section 197 of CrPC for taking cognisance of offences against police personnel, applies only if the alleged act is reasonably connected to discharge of official duty.
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The Gauhati High Court recently observed that the police cannot use their uniform as a shield when any allegation of unlawful conduct at the police station is raised against them [Amarjyoti Gogoi and Ors. vs The State of Assam and Ors.].

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