02nd September, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. In a particular village, there is communal tension between two Communities. The local SHO has taken a prompt action against trouble makers of two communities by arresting ring leaders of both communities. A powerful minister is putting pressure on the SHO to release arrested persons of a particular community or face suspension. SHO is an honest, and upright officer and has come to you for a proper advice.

Following are some suggested options. Evaluate merits and demerits of each of these options and indicate, what would you like to advise him, giving proper reasons?

(a) The SHO will complete all papers and records immediately after arrest and express his helplessness in absence of a court order for release.

(b) SHO will agree to minister and release the people of a particular community.

(c) Release the people of both the communities.

(d) Seek instructions from Superintendent of Police of the district.

[25marks] 250 words.

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