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Delhi Police meet to separate investigative, law-and-order duties to be held on Saturday

Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal have repeatedly spoken about the need to have a specialized unit of officers who only focus on solving crimes.

delhi Updated: Sep 07, 2018 02:56 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi Police,Investigation,Law and Order
It is believed that having a separate unit for investigating cases would improve the conviction and number of crimes solved. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

The first meeting of all senior officers of Delhi Police to discuss the separation of investigation and law and order duties will be held on Saturday.

On Thursday, all senior officers received a notice asking them to attend a meeting with the police commissioner for a discussion on the separation between investigation and law and order duties.

The Delhi police have proposed a division of duties for their 80,000 strong force. Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal have repeatedly spoken about the need to have a specialized unit of officers who only focus on solving crimes.

Rajnath Singh in a meeting with the top brass of the police force in June has said that having separate unit for investigating cases would improve the conviction and number of crimes solved.

The ministry of home affairs has sanctioned 4,227 posts for creating a separate investigation unit. The 4,227 officers would be of the rank of sub-inspectors, assistant sub-inspectors, constables and head constables.

All the police officers of the ranks of deputy commissioners of police, additional commissioners, joint commissioners and special commissioners have been asked to attend the meeting. A senior police officer said that during the meeting, the top brass would discuss and make a presentation on the implementation of the idea.

“We are likely to discuss the idea of working in shifts like the Mumbai Police force. This idea has been mooted for long but never implemented. There are many studies, which suggest that working in shifts increases productivity. Such a shift system could be a reality in Delhi too, someday,” the officer said.  

First Published: Sep 07, 2018 02:55 IST