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Four tasks for Maharashtra's new DGP to improve the state of policing

Rashmi Shukla recently received a two-year extension to her tenure. Here are the big challenges that face the force

Mumbai, India - Jan. 9, 2024: IPS officer Rashmi Shukla of 1988 batch took over as the first female Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra on Tuesday.. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 06:48 PM IST
ByValay Singh,

In most states, jail is more the norm, not bail

With a nearly 70,000 inmate population, Bihar’s prisons have the largest number of undertrials in any state in India

Prisons are meant to hold the convicted, not punish with incarceration those who have not yet been properly tried. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:40 PM IST
ByMaja Daruwala,

The SC asked states to plan prisons for next 50 years — here’s what is missing

Increasing the number of prisons is only half the work to address overcrowding. The other is to tackle the population of undertrials. These 4 charts show why

Nationally, the share of undertrials has always been more than 60% since 2009. Between 2009 and 2022, it grew from 66% in 2009 to 73% in 2022, touching 78% in 2021.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 05:01 PM IST
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