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Forensic investigation should be mandatory in all crimes: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said that in the identified offenses of serious nature, Chargesheets should be filed by the police only after legal vetting.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that forensic investigation should be made mandatory in all crimes involving punishment of more than 6 years in Delhi to increase the conviction rate.

Amit Shah said that in the identified offenses of serious nature, Chargesheets should be filed by the police only after legal vetting.

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Shah said this during the meeting with the senior police officers at Delhi Police Headquarters in New Delhi.

The Home Minister said that surveillance is a major component of policing in preventing and investigating crime, hence cameras installed by the civil administration and police in Delhi, as well as CCTV cameras installed in public places like airports, railway stations, bus stands, markets, RWAs, should be integrated with the control room.

Amit Shah said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to free the country from the curse of drugs, hence a detailed action plan has been prepared to crack down on narcotics in Delhi.

“A strategy was prepared to crack down on multi-state criminal gangs operating in the National Capital Region and neighbouring States of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana etc” he added.

According to the official statement, in the meeting, there was an in-depth discussion on the security arrangements at the G-20 Summit to be held in India.

The Union Home Minister also directed that a team from the Ministry of Home Affairs should visit some of the countries where the G-20 Summit had been successfully organized to study the security aspects.

Raising concerns over the safety of women, children and senior citizens , he directed the police that efforts to provide them a safe environment with a more professional and sensitive approach should be accelerated.

“In the meeting, while discussing policing by Delhi Police, a thorough review was undertaken of sensitive policing, scientific and professional investigation of crimes, law and justice management, cybercrime, training, future challenges and welfare of police personnel” said the statement.

The Union Home Minister said that for the timely disposal of complaints and with regard to online complaints a facility should be developed to provide information to the complainant about the status of his complaint.

The Union Home Minister also congratulated the policemen and police wards who won medals in Commonwealth Games (CWG), World Police Fire Games and other sports.

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