A delegation of the Vigilant Citizens Forum met police commissioner RK Jaiswal on Monday, and raised the issue of non-disposed FIRs with him.
Social activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira visited Jaiswal and gave a presentation on the disposal of FIRs in different police stations of the city.
Advocates Surinder Pal and Sarabjit Singh were also present during the presentation to the commissioner.
Khaira said, “Such FIRs that do not reach the court in form of challan should be disposed of, as these are a burden on the police department. Cancellation reports of many such FIRs are declined by the court. The investigating officers abandon such FIRs and do not take pain to rectify the missing links.”
The representation stated: “This leads to several problems for the police department itself. The cases remain alive and keep accumulating. They keep adding to the volume of police records and occupy huge space, which becomes problematic to handle. They also become prone to loss through fire, flood, termite or theft.
The delegation also highlighted that such FIRs create a new category of cases which are neither cancelled nor tried in courts to reach some logical end.
“Such pending FIRs become a stigma for the accused, who are deprived of many rights, like getting passport to fly abroad or availing other benefits,” Khaira said.
Police commissioner assured the delegation of taking serious steps in the matter.