Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 10
Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday fixed the deadline for disposing of criminal cases. He said this while presiding over a meeting of police officers through videoconferencing.
Send report to ADGP
After the complaint is disposed of, its report should be sent to the ADGP concerned. — Anil Vij, Home Minister
Vij said if any case remains pending for more than 10 days from today, then its responsibility and accountability would be of the Station House Officer (SHO) concerned.
Similarly, if any case remains pending for more than 20 days, then the responsibility and accountability will be of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) concerned. Also, if any case remains pending for more than 30 days, then the responsibility and accountability will be of the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) concerned. Moreover, if any case remains pending for more than 45 days, then the responsibility and accountability will be that of the Superintendent of Police (SP) concerned. The SP will have to give his comments in such cases along with the record due to which there was a delay in the disposal of the particular case.
If any case remains pending for more than 60 days, the responsibility and accountability will be of the Inspector General of Police (IG) or Commissioner of Police (CP) concerned. The IG or CP will have to give their comments regarding the delay in the particular case along with the record as to why the matter reamined pending.
During the meeting, the Home Minister directed the police officers that a separate register should be maintained in every district for each complaint sent by him and only officers above the level of the Deputy Superintendent of Police should take further action on it. He said after the complaint was disposed of, its report should be sent to the Additional Director General of Police concerned.
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