Law and Society

Police vs Police: What says the Supreme Court?

A vitriolic debate between members of Central Armed Police Force [ hereinafter “CAPF”] and the members of Indian Police Service [ hereinafter “IPS”] has generated a lot of steam in the blog world for last one year. Though amusing, at the same time unfortunate, to see two bulwarks of the internal security infrastructure of the Nation fighting out in a dirty manner, the core issue has great legal implications on service matter laws which needs to be understood very minutely. There is an inherent difficulty in understanding as well as interpreting matters concerning service laws, because the service associations tend to act like a trade union in guarding their service interests and rightly so. Hence, without trying to court any further controversy, this blog tries to understand the view of the Honorable Supreme Court in this matter. Continue reading