With only 11 of the 29 states and seven union territories having filed compliance reports on its order to take steps to check mob lynching, the Supreme Court on Friday warned that it will summon home secretaries of states/UTs if they did not file their reports within a week.
Taking strong exception to non-filing of compliance report by several states and UTs, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra gave them last opportunity to file their report.
The Centre told the Bench that an empowered Group of Ministers had been set up to consider framing a law on mob violence following the verdict.
The top court was hearing a petition by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala seeking contempt proceedings against Rajasthan officials including the Chief Secretary and the police chief for allegedly violating its verdict in the alleged lynching of dairy farmer Rakbar Khan on July 20.
Amid growing concern over incidents of mob lynchings in various parts of the country, the Supreme Court had on July 17 ordered a set of preventive, remedial and punitive measures to check vigilante groups from taking law into their own hands.