The accused, son of Mohammad Niazuddin, a resident of Ward No. 18, Bajaria Railway Station, Gangapur City Police Station, was wanted by the Jaipur ATS for his involvement in terrorist activities.
Haryana’s Home Minister, Anil Vij, has taken a stern stance, instructing the state’s Director General of Police (DGP), Shatrujeet Kapur, to suspend 372 investigating officers due to delays in handling investigations. Vij emphasized that his message is crystal clear: the police department must prioritize the prompt resolution of these cases, driven by the interests of the public.
Vij’s decision to suspend these officers comes in response to their inability to close cases within a year, specifically first information reports (FIRs). The Home Minister addressed the DGP on this matter, stating his concerns and taking action to hold non-performing officers accountable.
Expressing his perspective on the issue, Vij stated, “I’ve been inquiring about the FIR disposal rate for a year, and a few months back, I requested relevant data. It was brought to my attention that 3,229 pending cases had been under investigation for over a year. Initially, I adopted a lenient approach, seeking explanations from the responsible investigating officers.”
However, Vij’s patience eventually waned as he continued to witness the prolonged delay in case disposals. In his own words, “I’ve persistently urged the officers to conclude these extended cases. In May, we were informed that approximately 3,229 cases had remained unresolved for more than a year. This left citizens in limbo as they moved from place to place in search of justice.”
Consequently, the Home Minister decided to take action, calling in the officers responsible for these cases. Unfortunately, 372 of them could not provide satisfactory explanations for the delays. Consequently, Vij issued an immediate order to suspend these 372 Investigating Officers.
As part of this decision, Anil Vij also directed the DGP to reassign these investigations to the relevant Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) with a mandate to complete them within a month. This step aims to expedite the resolution of cases.