“The Office of Police Commissioner will look into the delay in uploading the photographs and other details on the Zonal Integrated Police Network (ZIPNET) and ensure that this should not repeat again,” said a bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and SP Garg.
The court slammed the police for delay in taking action on newly-weds' complaints and asked the city police chief to take their complaints couples seriously.
The court gave the direction to the police while hearing the plea of one Lalit Vats, whose newly wed-wife Deepti Chikara was allegedly killed by her brother, mother and uncle to save the family's honour.
In his plea to the court, Vats had accused police of taking no action on his complaint, fearing for his wife's life after she went missing soon after their marriage in February this year.
A data entry operator here at Comptroller and Auditor General office, Vats had alleged that instead of taking action on his compliant, the police had gone on to threaten him.
He said he had got married to Deepti on February 23 this year at a temple and had last spoken to her on phone on April 19, after which she went missing, prompting him to approach the police with a compliant about it.
He said the investigating officer (IO) and the station house officer (SHO) of the area, instead of uploading the details of his missing wife on ZIPNET and tracing her, went on to threaten him and eventually uploaded her details on May 25 after a delay of over a month.