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Sunday, 20 December 2020

CM sets targets, timeline for probing criminal cases

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19

To enforce strict investigation and improve the conviction rate in criminal cases, especially heinous crimes and crimes against women, children and other weaker sections, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered setting of specific targets for investigation of criminal cases by police officers across ranks.

With this, all police officers, from the rank of CPs and SPs down to SHOs, SIs and HCs, will now be required to personally investigate and present challans in a set number of cases in a year, with strict supervision by senior officers. Regular follow-ups, as well as close coordination with prosecution and law officers, has also been made mandatory as per the Chief Minister's directives, which are aimed at ensuring strict compliance.

As per the directives issued by DGP Dinkar Gupta on the orders of the Chief Minister, who is also in charge of the Home portfolio, ADCPs in the three police commissionerates and SPs posted in the districts shall personally investigate at least six heinous crime cases in a year and submit challans under their own name, while ACP/DSP sub-divisions have been tasked with personally investigating at least eight heinous cases in a year and submit challans under their own name.

The SPs/DSPs of PBI and investigation/detective shall personally investigate at least 18 crime cases in a year, including those of heinous crime, commercial quantity NDPS cases, etc., and submit challans.

Cabinet meeting tomorrow

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has convened a meeting of the Council of Ministers on December 21. The meeting gains significance in the wake of the ongoing farmers' agitation at Delhi border and decision on the date of elections to the urban local bodies (ULBs). The ULB poll assumes significance as Assembly elections are due in March 2022. The invite of the luncheon meeting has been sent by the CM's office.

from The Tribune

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