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Panel to probe into assaults on govt officials

Taking serious note of the incidence of assaults on its staff, the state government has now worked out a mechanism to ensure quick and stringent action against the guilty in such cases.

mumbai Updated: Oct 24, 2011 00:48 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

Taking serious note of the incidence of assaults on its staff, the state government has now worked out a mechanism to ensure quick and stringent action against the guilty in such cases.

The state home department has formed a committee that will look into the incidents and tackle issues to do with the police and court.

"There has been a huge increase in assaults on both central and state government officials. Such attacks affect the morale of the officials and they are unable to perform their duties following such incidents. The committee will keep tabs on all such attacks, to make sure that there is immediate action taken against assaulters, whether it is the filing of a first information report (FIR) with the police or filing cases in the court," a government resolution issued by the home department on October 19 said.

The committee, formed under the chairmanship of the additional chief secretary (home) Umeshchandra Sarangi comprising four other members including the director general of police, principal secretary of the general administration department and others, will meet on the first Saturday of every month to take a call on cases that took place in the past month.

The committee will also include a senior secretary-level officer from the department in which the attack took place, it said.