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Goa Bench of Bombay High Court Issues Notices to Police Officers for Posing with Accused Persons in Photos



Panaji, April 1: The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court has served notices to police officers regarding their appearance in photographs alongside accused persons, officials have confirmed.

Advocate General Devidas Pangam stated that four years ago, the High Court had prohibited the practice of posing for photos with accused individuals for publication in newspapers or other media outlets. However, this practice has resurfaced recently.

Pangam remarked, “Despite the High Court’s directive banning the publication of such photographs, there have been instances where police officers posed with accused persons for publication in newspapers.” He further added, “The High Court has taken suo-motu contempt cognizance against these police officers.”

He highlighted that the recent publication of a photograph featuring a lady accused person alongside police officers prompted the High Court’s action.

Sources indicate that in 2019, the High Court had similarly taken note of police officers posing with a mother following her arrest, viewing it as a potential violation of human rights.