According to this recent news, Jaipur police had found over 4206 false/fake cases within one year alone in 2015-16. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/4206-fake-cases-filed-in-city-last-year/articleshow/56673897.cms JAIPUR: The Jaipur police have found that 4,206 fake caseswere reported in Jaipur between 2015-16. In most cases, a false complaint was filed with an aim to extort money or defame a person to settle personal scores. According to a senior police officer, these fake cases included allegations of harassment for dowry, molestation, cheating, and rape. These startling figures surfaces when Prafull Kumar, additional commissioner police (First) asked all DCP offices to provide details about cases where final report (FR) was found to be false. What is false case from point … [Read more...] about File RTIs to police for false cases’ prosecution under IPC 182
After a recent Supreme Court judgment to prevent arbitrary arrests under IPC 498a, the home ministry has sent a letter to all states and union territories informing and advising them about the same judgment. The letter dated Jul 10, 2014 is given below. It has to be send to State Secretary as well as DGP (Director General of Police) of each state. In due course of time, the knowledge about this SC judgment and about following CrPC 41 and 41a guidelines on powers and procedure to be followed by police before arrests will percolate to each police station. Use this circular to make the local police aware if they aren’t already (don’t assume they are). PDF copy is here, and the same 2 pages are given in the post below. Will this circular ensure that I don’t need to worry about arrest … [Read more...] about Home ministry’s advisory letter/circular to State/UT to curb misuse of IPC 498a and arrest by police
This is the difference in treatment by corrupt Indian police and complicit judiciary when an ordinary citizen is faced with a cognizable offence versus a celebrity who is in same situation. Shoaib Malik has been charged with IPC 498a among other sections of Indian Penal Code. Since this is a cognizable offence -- which means person can be arrested without magistrate’s warrant – the police in India is only too happy to put behind bars the accused and family members the moment the ink dries up on a 498a FIR, or even earlier probably in some cases. So I wonder with eyes open when I read the news below: Malik is cooperating with cops, no question of arrest On the possible arrest of the former Pakistan captain, the lawyer cited a Supreme Court ruling and said, ‘‘Shoaib is cooperating … [Read more...] about IPC 498a on Shoaib: Police comes home to investigate!
I just love it. How often do you hear about accountability being demanded of the Executive? The RTI Act is the only thing closest to something which has a timebound accountability, and has monetary penalities -- nevermind the fact that many officials escape from penalties due to leniency.http://www.zeenews.com/news591451.htmlNew Delhi: Failure to maintain case diary by a police officer amounts to "misconduct", the Central Administrative Tribunal has ruled while dismissing an appeal filed by a Delhi police sub-inspector."Writing of case diary while investigating the matter is the duty of police officials, therefore, not writing the same amounts to misconduct."It is correct that no ill motives are attached. But nonetheless, if due procedure is not followed and everyone starts taking … [Read more...] about Failure to maintain case diary by police is misconduct: CAT