Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), BS Sandhu on Friday directed state police officers to personally monitor the complaints pertaining to crime against women.
Reviewing the progress of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s announcements made during ‘Ek Aur Sudhar Programme’ through a video conference with senior police officers in districts, the DGP asked them to ensure that such kind of complainants were promptly registered in police stations in the state.
As per CM’s announcements made on 12 July, people convicted in rape cases in Haryana will now be debarred from government facilities such as arm and driving licenses, old age pension, pension for the physically disabled persons.
Giving a clear message to all the officers, Sandhu said safety and security of every citizen is paramount, especially of women and children. Senior officers should be more proactive to deal with such cases and they should initiate immediate action on complaints of sexual offences.
The DGP cautioned that services of those police officers would also be placed under suspension who would not register complaint concerning rape and molestation in their respective police stations.
All the women police stations are directly working under the supervision of concerned superintendent of police or the deputy commisisoner of police.
They should personally verify such cases and ensure that women or girl should not face any trouble in registration of case.
While reviewing the CM’s announcements concerning suspension of arm licence, Sandhu directed them to verify arms as well as driving licenses of those accused on priority basis who have been convicted by the Court in rape, molestation charges and under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
In case the accused is convicted, he would not be eligible for these facilities anymore. The DGP also directed to speed the process of verification to get the arms licences cancelled of such persons in the state.
Reviewing the time frame fixed for investigation in rape and molestation cases, he said that as per CM’s announcement, the investigation officer would have to complete the investigation into a rape case in one month, and in eve-teasing within 15 days, otherwise action would be taken against him.
Meanwhile, the DGP directed police officers to popularise android based ‘Durga Shakti App’ of Haryana Police, recently launched by the CM with the objective to provide immediate police help to women in case of an emergent situation.