Amritsar Police has separated investigation wing from the general law and order duty. This is going to improve the quality of investigation as well as will reduce stress level of the cops as they do not have to perform both kinds of the duties simultaneously.
Salient features of this project:
The detective wing in the police stations will be headed by an officer of the rank of Sub Inspector designated as Additional SHO(Detective). Investigation will be carried out by a team of officers in which one SI/ASI, one HC and one Constable will be included. Every police station has been given three to six teams of detective officers.
There will be separate room for the detective officers in the police stations. It is the duty of the detective officer to visit the scene of crime in case of occurrence of a cognizable offence. In other words they are responsible to visit at the place of occurrence without any delay. For this purpose, one of the detective officers will always be present in the police station along with supporting staff. Normally emergency duties will be performed in 2 shifts: 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM and 8.00 PM to 8.00 AM.
The detective officers will have sufficient number of investigation kits.
The detective officers will be imparted sufficient on the job training to deal with various cases.
Detective officer will make sure that all the registers related with crime have been properly maintained.
Detective officer will make sure that entry will be made everyday in the daily diary regarding full details of the persons confined in the police custody as well as in the judicial custody.
Every time fresh application will be given to the magistrate to extend remand of a person confined in the judicial custody as per need.
Detective officers will not be deployed for day to day law and order duties.
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Spl investigation cells promise speedy justice
To help crime victims get speedy justice the district police has constituted separate investigation cells working especially to investigate in criminal cases reported at various city police stations. This was disclosed by city police chief Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh.
Kunwar said, “Investigation cells would be headed by a sub-inspector designated as additional SHO (detective), while probe would be carried out by a team consisting of sub-inspector or an assistant sub-inspector, one head constable and one constable.” All city police stations have been allotted three to six teams of detective officers. These detective officers would not do routine day-to-day law and order duties, he added.
Kunwar, who was instrumental in starting this practice during his tenure as SP (city) here several years ago, said investigations were a specialised task. He said it was difficult for the police to investigate the cases with normal day routine of maintaining law and order. Due to occupancy with routine work many times the investigations take longer period ultimately benefiting the perpetrators of crime.Giving details about the work of investigation cells, Kunwar said, “These detective wings have been set up in every police station as well as in the CIA staff. The wings would be provided with separate rooms, besides investigation kits for conducting investigations.”
The Supreme Court had already given directions to the police administration to establish cells in every police station of
The SSP said it would be essential for detective officer to visit crime site without delay. In case of a cognizable offence, the detective officers would always be present in the police station along with supporting staff. Emergency duties will be performed in two shifts, he added.
He said it would be mandatory for detective officers to maintain registers related with crime and entry would be made everyday in the daily diary regarding full details of the persons confined in the police custody as well as in the judicial custody.