Police reforms

indian policeThe Supreme Court has ordered sweeping police reforms acting on a public interest litigation(PIL) filed by retd. Director General of Police(DGP) Prashant Singh. Broadly speaking, the reforms aim to achieve the following:

  • Insulate police from politicians.
  • Separate law&order machinery from investigative apparatus.
  • Fix the tenure of police officers.

Moreover as this order comes from the highest seat of judiciary, it’s going to be difficult for the administration to dodge this one.

More media reports here, here and here.

It took as long as a decade for the retd. DGP to get his litigation answered (the next set of reforms should be for the judiciary!). But then, as they say, better late than never.

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