Steps on to Bifurcate Police Duties in Three Cities, HC Told

Published: 04th November 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The state government has submitted before the High Court that it had accorded sanction for the introduction of the system of separation of investigation and law and order in three cities-Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. It also stated that steps to extend the system to other districts are in progress.

The government made the submission on a petition filed by Jayasingh and others seeking a directive to the government to implement the Supreme Court judgment on police reform. The reforms introduced in the police include constitution of the state security commission, minimum tenure of DGP and other police officers, constitution of the police complaints authority, separation of investigation and setting up of the police establishment board.

The state said that all directives issued by the Supreme Court in its judgment on police reform had been implemented.  The police establishment board was meeting monthly to look into the service-related grievances. The State Police Chief, IG of Police, Superintendent of Police or Commissioners and the station house officers had been assured of minimum tenure of two years.

It further pointed out that the formation of the National Security Commission has to be taken by the Central Government since it is matter coming under its jurisdiction.

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