The Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Avinash Rai Khanna has written to the Chief Minister Punjab and the UT administration taking up the issue of disposal of case properties and vehicles lying in police stations across the state of Punjab and Chandigarh.Khanna submitted the memorandum to the CM Punjab, Administrator UT, Governor Haryana and Punjab, along with assistant media advisor Vineet Joshi.He has brought into notice the orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court in a writ petition (c) No. 14 of 2008, decided on 19/4/2010 that has directed all the state governments, Union Territory Administrators and Director General of Police to ensure macro implementation of the provisions of section 451 and 457 of CPRC, which is the disposal of properties like vehicles etc. lying in the police stations of respective states.
Khanna has also raised the issue in Rajya Sabha and reply to this question the Minister of State Home has stated that the Government of India have issued suitable advisory to the state governments and U.Ts.“After getting the advisory from Government of India, states should ensure that Supreme Court’s orders are implemented in letter and spirit. Or else as per the observation of Supreme Court anybody can bring into notice of the court about non-compliance of the directions of the court and the court would be compelled to take action,” he said.Khanna elaborated that disposing off the unnecessary case properties would ensure that lots of police stations are vacated off the piles of unwanted material and the police stations are given better look. “The proper disposal of this property will also mean saving national property, which is otherwise gathering dust,” he said.