Police Shoot Down AAP's Thana Panel Proposal

The AAP government’s move to constitute 162 thana-level committees in the national capital is being vehemently opposed by Delhi Police.

Published: 20th March 2016 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2016 09:30 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  The AAP government’s move to constitute 162 thana-level committees across all police stations in the national capital, and which is pending before Lt Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung’s office, is being vehemently opposed by the Delhi Police on the ground that the “legislature and executive’s roles are different as per the Constitution of India”.

For last five months, the AAP government has been raising the issue and demanding that the LG issue a notification in this regard soon. The government has sent the proposal to Jung’s office, but failed to get any response.

police.JPGAs per the proposal, each committee will be headed by the area MLA, who represents major parts of the jurisdiction of the police station. The committee will comprise members of MCD/NDMC/Cantonment Board having jurisdiction of police stations and SDMs, ACPs and SHOs. Other members will be representatives from Residential Welfare Associations, trade/industry associations (if any), educational institutions, women’s organisations and representatives of students and labour unions. They will check crimes in their areas, resolve grievances and promote police-public interaction, among others.

The Delhi Police has prepared a list of 27 MLAs, to be submitted to Jung next week, stating how can legislators facing criminal cases, head a committee in a police station where cases are registered against them. “We will make the LG aware about the roles of legislature and executive. The legislature’s role is to make laws and executive’s role is to implement them," said   a police officer said.

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