LG to Delhi police: Split up investigation and general law and order duties

LG Anil Baijal
By Praveen Dwivedi
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Posted: Jun 01, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a law and order meeting with senior Delhi police officials on Thursday, while asking them to create separate pools of specialists for investigation and general law and order duties.

The L-G has also directed Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik to ensure expeditious investigation in cases of rape against minors and conduct a periodical analysis of conviction rates.

Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime branch) New Delhi district spoke to City Spidey on this matter on Friday.

He said that this process is already being followed in some police stations of the national capital.

“Definitely it would be a big reform if separate units are available in every police station for investigating serious crimes and managing general law and order issues.”

Verma further added that with increasing crime graph in the city, the work load of police personnel has also increased.

“Investigation of crimes requires more time and therefore there should be a separate unit in each police station for this purpose. If this becomes a reality, the police would be able to conduct its work with more efficiency. Further, the staff would also increase in every police station,” Verma added.

Creating two separate units for law and order and investigation have been a long awaited demand of the police force.

A retired IPS officer Prakash Singh had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court in 2006 regarding this purpose. Further, the court had then directed all the state governments to focus on this development.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in December had also directed the Delhi police to divide the police force into two units in 2017. However, no concrete steps have been undertaken regarding this matter till date.


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