The Primary Duty of Police Is to Get Justice to the Victim : Chief Minister


Jaipur, March 31. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot said that no person is above the law and keeping this mindset, the police should ensure action in every case without any partiality. He said that the primary duty of the police is to get justice to the victim and carelessness will not be tolerated in this.

 He said that the pain of complainants should be redressed by hearing them with sensitivity at all levels whether it is police station or up to the police headquarters. He directed police officers to ensure strict action against hardcore criminals and organised crimes. 

Mr  Gehlot was virtually addressing on the second day of the IG-SP conference from his official residence on Thursday. He said that the State Government is making all efforts to strengthen and modernize the Police Department providing all necessary resources. Now it is the responsibility of the police to discharge the duty with dedication to curb crimes and provide speedy justice to the victims. 

Expressing concern over the custodial deaths the Chief Minister said that such incidents should be strictly stopped. SPs should ensure that custodial deaths do not take place. He said that justice delayed is also equal to justice denied. Keeping this in mind, police officers of all the districts should further try to reduce the time of investigation and bring the pending cases to the minimum level. He asked the police officers to adopt innovations to maintain the law and order situation in the State and to use social media to stop the spreading of rumours. Senior police officers should brief the media on serious crimes in regular intervals. He directed to take strict action against the police personnel if any collusion is found with criminals. Strict action like compulsory retirement and even termination should be taken against such police personnel. The Chief Minister directed to organize regular meetings of the committees formed to identify such personnel to give them compulsory retirement. 

Taking serious note of the incidents of assault on police personnel by miscreants, Mr Gehlot said that such incidents bring down the credibility of the police. He directed that the SPs should put an effective curb on such incidents. In case of any such incident, sufficient force should be sent for action or arrest, he said. He said that atmosphere of communalism, tension and violence is increasing in the entire country and in such a situation; it will be very challenging time for police. The Chief Minister said that the police should ensure strict action in such cases as per law irrespective of the caste or religion of the person involved in such incidents. 

The Chief Minister directed the DGP and Additional Chief Secretary, Home to prepare a protocol to transfer cases to CID-CB so that only those cases are handed over to CID-CB that are necessary to be investigated by it. This will reduce the burden of unnecessary cases on CID-CB and will improve the quality of investigation. He said that more self-defense skills training should be imparted to women, as this would strengthen their confidence and will help in curbing the crimes. 

Mr Gehlot also directed to stop incidents of gang wars in Shekhawati and other parts of the State and to take cases related to women harassment, untouchability and atrocities on dalit community seriously and hear the complainants in a proper manner. He said that police should maintain regular dialogue with public representatives and people. It will be easy for the police to get unbiased feedback with better hearing system.

Taking a serious note of the incident of police personnel celebrating Holi in the presence of the criminal at Pallu police station in Hanumangarh district, the Chief Minister directed to take action on all those police personnel, who knew that criminal. He emphasised on creating awareness and spread education among local people in Mewat and other regions to prevent incidents of ATM loot, cheating and other crimes. He asked for taking help of NGOs and other organizations regarding this. 

Minister of State for Home Mr Rajendra Yadav said that pendency should be reduced by carrying out a campaign in those districts where the pendency of disposal of cases is less than the state's average. He directed to work in a planned manner to curb arms smuggling and illegal trade of narcotics from the neighbouring states. He said that records of drug manufacturing companies should be checked to prevent the illegal trade of drugs. 

Chief Secretary Smt Usha Sharma said that the District Collector and SPs should hold meetings every month with various industrial groups to maintain their trust in law and order situation. 

Director General of Police Mr ML Lathar said that SPs should conduct regular inspections of police stations and check posts situated in remote areas in their districts. He stressed on stopping betting and other illegal activities in various districts.