Five police stations in Rajasthan have set an example for others with “zero pendency” of cases in 2014.
Balara police station in Sikar, Rail Magra police station in Rajsamand, Mahila (women) police station in Jaipur, Jodhpur (rural) police station in Jodhpur and Nokha police station in Jaisalmer districts have stood out by resolving 100% cases, according to a report released by the police department.
Five other police stations - including Kotwali (0.84% pendency) in Bikaner, Rajsinghpura (0.52%) in Sriganganagar and Dhanpur (0.50%) in Banswara districts - are closely behind in solving the cases.
The Rail Magra police station in Rajsamand district registered 371 cases from January 1 to December 24, of which 128 cases were registered under the local special act (illegal sale of liquor, arms and drugs), while other cases were filed under the IPC sections (land disputes and thefts), the report said.
“We have disposed of all the cases registered last year and submitted charge-sheet in court. There were no murder or rape cases registered at our police station last year,” said Madan Singh, station house officer (SHO), Rail Magra police station. “Our priority is timely action and no delay in probe,” he added.
The police station, with a staff of 27 constables, six head constables, five assistant subinspectors and two sub-inspectors, covers 75 villages and 29 gram panchayats.
Rajsamand superintendent of police Sweta Dhankar said the Rail Magra police had rendered good results last year also with just 7% pendency of cases. “With good team work and supervision, they have disposed of the cases. The department has issued an appreciation letter and a trophy in order to motivate them,” said Dhankar, adding that the district topped the chart with mere 1.65% pendency in Rajasthan.
Balara SHO Mangla Ram said the police station opened in August 2013. “Since then 176 cases related to land dispute, fight, dowry and rape were registered. With good team work and public cooperation we have resolved all the cases and submitted charge-sheet in court,” he said. In 2013, 40 cases were registered, which increased to 136 in 2014. The police station covers 42 villages and 13 gram panchayats. “Our effort is to conduct fair and timely probe,” said Ram.
Bilara Mahila police station in Jodhpur (rural) is an investigation police station and cases are registered at the police stations falling under it.
Additional director general of police Pankaj Kumar Singh said there is a general guideline to all police stations in the state to maintain a minimum pendency of 5% cases registered at the police station.
“It is appreciable that the police stations are adhering to the guidelines and providing relief to the people by resolving cases promptly. Though things differ from place to place, we cannot have a mechanistic view,” he said.