The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Monday issued a notice to the joint commissioner of police (JCP), seeking details of action taken in 88 cases recommended for departmental action against errant officers.
Citing a Supreme Court ruling in State of Gujarat versus Kishanbhai, the DCW wrote to the JCP asking for “action taken on the 88 cases recommended for departmental action by the previous standing committee, from August 8, 2014 to September 28, 2015”.
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The commission cited the Supreme Court judgment, in which the court had said in order to “reduce the malady suffered by parties on both sides of the criminal litigation,” every home department of the state would formulate a procedure for taking action against all erring investigating or prosecuting officers. “All such erring officials/officers identified as responsible for failure of a prosecution case, on account of sheer negligence or because of culpable lapses, must suffer departmental action,” the commission said, quoting the Supreme Court.
The commission also sought the number of cases in which the present standing committee, assessing such cases, has recommended actions against erring investigating officers, and the action taken by the Delhi Police pursuant to the recommendations. In the notice addressed to the JCP (legal), the commission has asked for the information to be provided in 15 days.