New Delhi, Aug 2 The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi Police to inform it about the system adopted in assessing the threat perception of an individual seeking security.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar posed the query during the hearing of a plea by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khetan alleging death threat from right-wing organisations.
Khetan has also sought framing of guidelines to be adopted by probe agencies for dealing with such complaints.
Taking note of the submission, the bench asked the counsel for the Centre and the police whether there were any guidelines in this regard.
It directed the authorities to file a report with regard to the way they assess threat perception of an individual and provide security and fixed the matter for further hearing on August 9.
The Supreme Court had refused to interfere in the matter and transferred the plea to the high court.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Khetan, said this was not a matter related to an individual and sought framing of guidelines.
He said neither the police nor its chief had responded to Khetan’s complaint despite the petitioner having a rank of a Cabinet minister. Nobody had given him a hearing, he said.