Here are some judgments extracts from Delhi High court giving useful information about the powers and procedures of Crime Against Women (CAW) Cells. The interesting thing is that in all judgments the high court says that CAW is supposed to do reconciliation. Well in that case they should change the name to something else. Because implicitly a complaint in CAW cell will be treated as crime done by someone against a woman (read wife). After all it is all there in the name. Main points from each judgment are covered in separate sections below: CAW cell meant to safeguard marriage so FIR should not be registered immediately - Delhi High Court - 2002 In Raj Kumar Khanna v. The State (NCT of Delhi) and Ors.; 2002 (1) JCC 327, The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has held that Police Headquarter … [Read more...] about Powers of and procedure to be followed by CAW Cells – Important Delhi High Court judgments
This is an example of extra-legal and extra-judicial matters that are being done in the name of protection of women. Crime against women cell have taken over the job of mediation between married couples?Batons to counsel, cops turn over a new leafWhat right does a Crime (Women) CAW cell has in doing mediation for married couples? Crime against women cannot be set right by mediation between private parties. If something is a crime, then proper FIR, and then criminal court procedures have to be followed. Else you admit that it was not a crime in the first place but a marital discord between married couple or family. Only criminals should be called to CAW and Criminals need no counselling.Otherwise it could only mean it is a corruption cum extortion cell to extort money by 'settling' … [Read more...] about What is a crime cell (CAW) doing mediation for?