Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Police reforms: India
Author(s): Sukhwinder Singh, Deepank Bhardwaj
Abstract: The present police system in India resembles the colonial Irish constabulary and Indian Police Act of 1861.Various police acts do not set up any mechanism for effective political and civic control of the police force. The jurisprudence of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and some other acts/rules enshrine the power and duties of the police. The image of police is not so bright since the general tendency of the male police Investigation Officers (IO’s) is of hard core and canned style probing. Recently, the Government of Haryana has undertaken certain police reforms by introducing All Women Police Stations in each district, which, indeed, will infuse confidence amongst the women victims in getting their complaints registered without any hesitation at any of these women police stations by making the victims as comfortable as possible in their given state of trauma because the reported incidents will be investigated by women Investigation Officers (IOs) only.