Friday, July 29, 2011

Police complaint authority formed in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jul 28 (PTI) The Haryana Government has constituted a State Police Complaint Authority to conduct independent and impartial investigations in cases of serious misconduct by police personnel. The Authority will have all the powers of civil court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 in matters like summoning and enforcing the attendance of witness and examining them on oath; discover and production of any document, an official spokesman said today. The Authority will also be able to receive evidence on affidavits; seek any public record or copy from any court or office and issue authorities for the examination of witnesses or documents and any other matter as may be prescribed. The office of the Authority has been set up in old building of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Chandigarh, he said. He said that retired IAS officer H S Rana has been appointed as State Police Complaint Authority, which would send its recommendation to the state government for taking action against the officials found guilty of serious misconduct. The misconduct will include custodial death, attempt to rape or rape by police personnel, grievous hurt, illegal detention and any other unacceptable behaviour of police personnel amounting to occurrence of a crime.


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