To ensure transparency in police functioning, the Himachal police intends to put out all the first information reports (FIR) registered on a day online from all the police posts which have been linked through computerization.
Continuing with the computerization drive, Kamal Kumar, IG headquarters said that after providing people with the facility of getting their FIR registered through emails, the state police would now make all cases registered on a given day available online over the police portal. “We will do so after soliciting legal opinion on the matter,” he said. Presently 40 police stations have been computer linked through internet, he added.
Speaking on the occasion of police week Kumar said that a code of conduct was being issued to all police personnel for discharging their duties. “The new police act has empowered the police with some magisterial powers of compounding some offences, which will help in better policing, he said.
In response to a question about increasing number of criminals escaping from police custody, Kumar said, lack of sufficient available manpower was responsible for it. “As a preventive measure we intend to establishing a daily conferencing system with the courts whenever trial hearing of dangerous criminals are held,” he said.
He claimed that there were no human right violation cases against any police personnel in Himachal, nor have their been any case of custodial death. The state has a police strength of about 13,000 and has a shortfall of about 3000 personnel, the recruitment for which in under process, he disclosed.