In a first, Maharashtra police stations get dedicated investigation wings
Maharashtra on Tuesday became the first state in the country to announce setting up of dedicated investigation wings in each of its police stations. The wings will look into cases of serious crimes, such as murder, dacoity, among others, lodged at the respective police stations.
An order notifying the formation of these wings, signed by Sanjeev Dayal, the Maharashtra director general of police, said, “Under no circumstances will officers or constabulary assigned to the investigation wing be committed to any other category of investigation or be withdrawn for the discharge of law and order duties.”
The order, which will come into effect from July 1, further states that all other offences registered at police stations shall continue to be allocated as per the procedure till now.
The objective of setting up the wings is to improve quality of investigation of serious crimes and to ensure the timely disposal of such cases.
“We have done this following the direction of the Supreme Court,” said Dayal.
When asked if the new dedicated wings would mean police department facing a manpower crunch, Dayal said, “We have to gain experience. We will review as we go along and deal with issues accordingly.”
Polling across 44 districts for the first phase of elections to urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh will begin at 7am today. A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official informed news agency PTI. Voting will go on till 5pm, he added. Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.