Dear Justice Verma,
Wish you a very happy new year .
It is a an open fact that police does not register FIRs to keep their record better for their own good , and desist people from registering an FIR.
It is time that we opt any or all of these three measures ;
1. Online reporting of FIRs
2. Reporting via Mobile phones
3.Outsourcing of FIRs to private players
If we can privatise issuing of passports to TCS, digitisation of post offices to Infosys, issuing of Aadhaar cards to private soft ware companies . Why hesitate from privatising National FIR Reporting ( NFR) ?
Once the FIR is reported , it should be examined by legal experts and passed on the appropriate authority for action .
Also, crimes happen as police are not in touch with the locals . Suppose a city has 40,000 Sq km area. Administration should depute one police man / women for 1 sq. km, and this police should be connected to all the residents in the area and be responsible for any crime / incident in the area. This is the best way to keep the crimes low and infuse a sense of trust in the system for the common man. Of course, administration could supplement the police with public surveillance and volunteers under each police person
Time to make radical reforms in police :
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Centre for Participatory Democracy
A debate has started following the sad demise of constable Subhash Tomar whether he died of a cardiac arrest or due to injuries from the protestors ? If the police says , that the constable died of injuries inflicted by the public, it is a proof of the inefficient Delhi police ! If amidst such a tight security, a police constable can be thrashed and he dies , Can we leave the security of public in the hands of Delhi police who cannot save themselves ? This should immediately lead to reforms in the police administration . My cab driver ( who is friends with a constable from Chandni Chowk area ) told me, that the posting of a constable in Chandni Chowk area cost Rs. 50 lac , and the posting is for two years only , and that a constable in his first year of service in Delhi police buys his car ! What kind of safety or service are we expecting from such a corrupt police !
Even our ‘Thek Hai’ Prime Minister realised that besides himself , the home minister and others also had daughters only after a week of the gruesome gang-rape ! If the PM justifies the anger of public then why did the Delhi police press charges of murder against 8 protestors ? There is no correlation between the situation and actions on ground and PM’s address to the nation from door-darshan !
Government should be prepared for the worst in the times ahead …..Hope that the good sense will prevail soon, and Government will shun its arrogance, and think realistically and act practically with the speed needed at this juncture . Youth of the nation cannot be convinced anymore with speeches and debates on TV . It is a call to action !
Yesterday, my cab driver in Delhi asked me the reason for rapes like the one that happened recently.
I told him that three major reasons could be;
1. Vulgarity in MEDIA ( 1/3rd)
2. Drinking ( 1/3rd )
3. Weak laws and weaker law enforcement (1/3rd)
Government is responsible for all , and we are equally to blame as we voted this Government to power & relied blindly on it ….
I could see a curfew like situation in Central Delhi in the name of section 144.Which proves how much the Government is afraid of protests ! Time to realise the power of Janta ( Pubic ) !
Also , one thought that came to my mind . If the citizens cause a loss to the public property, we are supposed to pay fine & compensate for the loss . Then why should the Delhi Government not pay compensation to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for shutting down the 9 metro stations for 3 days!