Chandigarh, March 5, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
In Haryana, more than 2.25 lakh citizens have visited respective police stations and units to get the status of investigation or inquiry of their complaints and cases under the ‘Know your Case’ scheme during year 2019. Out of these, over 1.27 lakh citizens enquired about the progress in complaints and 97,592 obtained information about criminal cases.
While stating this here today, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that maximum footfall witnessed in district Palwal where 32,237 citizens directly met the investigation officers or senior officers to enquire about the progress in pending complaints and criminal cases, followed by Gurugram and Faridabad districts with the figure of 29,073 and 22,673 respectively.
Giving month-wise trend of footfall in 2019, Mr Virk said that 18,887 persons visited in different Police stations in the month of January, 18,036 visited in the month of February, 19,396 in March, 18350 in April, 16,134 in May, 18,746 in June, 19,462 in July, 19,945 in August, 20,140 in September, 17,324 in October, 19,116 in November and 19,495 citizens visited in the month of December.
He said that continue rise in footfall of citizens under the scheme shows the steps initiated towards transparent and public-oriented policing. In addition to time bound disposal of cases and complaints, the scheme also seeks to increase the police public interaction, he added.
It is worthwhile to mention that Haryana Police had launched ‘Know Your Case’ scheme with an objective to bring greater transparency and accountability in police functioning. Under the scheme, Gazzetted Officers deputed, Station House Officers, Investigating Officers and incharge units are present to apprise the latest status of case/complaint to the complainants.
The last Saturday and Sunday of every month has been fixed as the “Know Your Case” day. This is being carried out in the presence of Deputy Superintendent of Police concerned and monthly progress of the scheme is also being monitored at higher levels.