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Police Unit Heads Should Deal with Personnel Grievances

India on 11 June 2013
Location : Mangalore, India | Source : The Times of India. Image Source: Flickr User Bopuc

MANGALORE: City police chief Manish Kharbikar has set up a nine-member committee to look into a harassment complaint filed by ASI Srikala KT against her senior officer TR Jagannath, assistant commissioner of police, in accordance with Vishaka judgement of the Supreme Court that deals with the issue.

Manish told TOI that the nine-member committee set up to deal with the Srikala case will be a permanent feature henceforth in the city police.

Meanwhile, senior police officials feel that modern policing system has given greater thrust to constabulary-official interaction to sort out such issues. They also feel that it is best left to the unit heads - superintendents of police at the district level or the commissioners of police in the police commissionerates to deal with the issue at their respective levels.

"In the past two decades, it was unthinkable that a police constable could walk into the office of superintendents of police or police commissioners and air their grievances," said Praveen Sood, additional director-general of police (administration). The weekly parades or darbars as they are referred to in some places offer the best possible opportunities for all concerned in the police department to air their grievances of any sort with their unit heads, he pointed out. (Click below to read more)

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