Refer cases of assault on cops to fast-track courts: Police to UT
To convey to its personnel that they care for them, the "we care for you" brigade has approached the Chandigarh Administration to request the lower courts to refer all cases of assault against police officials to fast-track courts.
The initiative, taken by Inspector General of Police R P Upadhyaya, is aimed at ensuring that the miscreants who misbehave with men in uniform should be punished without undue delay.
According to the UT Police, there are 31 such cases which are pending in various courts of Chandigarh. Of these, 25 cases pertain to assault on Chandigarh Police personnel. A proposal has been made by the Chandigarh Police requesting the UT Home Department that all such cases of assault on public servants be heard in fast-track courts.
Confirming the development, Upadhyaya told Chandigarh Newsline, "This is a decision to convey to the force that any person who misbehaves with them will be dealt with sternly."
He said that whenever there was an assault on a police official on duty, it created a sense of insecurity among the city residents. Most of the cases of assault on public servants were registered usually on the traffic nakas and security duties.
The IGP added that, "It is a message for all the unruly elements that the police department will not tolerate any such nuisance. We have asked the police personnel to be polite but that does not mean that anyone can harm them. From now on, cases where a public servant is manhandled will be dealt with very seriously by the department."
Till March 19 this year, 10 such cases have been registered by the police. The number of cases in the last five years was maximum in the year 2010 when 278 cases were registered. While 37 cases were registered in 2012, in 2011 and 2009, 24 and 22 cases were registered respectively.
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