Police and prosecution officers should act sensitively: Advocate General


FIR is most important document, be cautious while writing it: DGP Shri Shukla 

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Advocate General, Purushendra Kaurav told police and prosecution officers that all action right from first information report to gathering of technical evidences should be taken in such a way that there should no shortcoming in proving guilty. Rate of conviction can be increased by keeping some small things in mind. He said that the police officers should act sensitively, with adopting special vigilance to fulfill the intentions which have been brought in the Constitution for weaker sections. He said that awareness should be brought in public by holding public awareness camps in sensitive areas. He appreciated efforts of Madhya Pradesh police to fill up vacant posts. Advocate General Shri Kaurav was addressing a two-day state level seminar of police and prosecution officers held in RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management. Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla said that a widespread change is coming over the society. Several efforts are being made for social harmony and goodwill. There is need for coordinated efforts to provide justice to victims by investigating officer and prosecution officer, contributing in the efforts. He said that the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been made comprehensive to render justice to weaker sections and for protecting their interests. When fair action is taken trust is developed in people. Shri Shukla told the officers that they should assess problems in advance and work for social empowerment with activeness and sensitivity. Police would have to make additional and coordinated efforts to curb crime in collaboration with Social Justice, Tribal Development departments and others. He said that FIR is very the most important document hence police should be extra vigilant while writing it. FIR should be such that it helps in investigation. DGP Shukla said that through such seminars, detailed discussion is held between officers and subject experts and several doubts are cleared through informal dialogue. He congratulated Additional Director General of Police AJAK Smt. Pragya Richa Shrivastava and her team. He gave important information related to registering crime, prosecution and crime research. ADGP Smt. Shrivastava gave information related to the role and objectives of the seminar. On the second day of the seminar, Chief Justice Rakesh Saxena, Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Consumer Forum gave information on ‘Opposition by appellants and witnesses is the biggest hindrance in the way of prosecution’. Advocate of High Court Indore bench Anil Trivedi gave a lecture on ‘Discrimination based on caste in Indian society and the influence of Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act on the society’. This was followed by a lecture by Professor Dr. Asma Rizwan of Peoples Institute of Management and Research, Bhopal on “Challenges of Police in a fast changing society: special reference to atrocities based on social boycott and caste” A documentary on untouchability was also screened. A test of participant officers was taken in which AJAK SP Ramsanehi Mishra and Prosecution officer SDPO Rekha Yadav stood first. Guests gave away certificates and mementos to the officers. Additional Director General of Police Fire Services Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police CID, DC Sagar were also present on the occasion. This seminar was special because for the first time public prosecutors were invited so that police and prosecution officers work as a team in coordination to increase the percentage of convicts.