Moga, July 25, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
To bridge the trust deficit between the people and the Police while increasing the deterrence against the crime, the Moga police led by SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill created a record by achieving zero pendency in Public Complaints besides bringing down the case investigation (over 6 months old) pendency to 90% in a single year.
The official data about Public complaints reveals that there is no pendency of three months old complaints, while the process to dispose-off 1537 complaints received in the last three months is underway. Three months is the minimum period the Police department gets to dispose-off the complaint.
SSP Gill said that while working actively towards the timely and thorough investigation of the cases with the existing quantum of manpower and resources, the Moga police are ensuring the disposal of every public complaint within three months.
He said that, similarly, as compared to the last year’s case investigation pendency (over 6 months old) which was 270 as of June 31, 2020, is now reduced to mere 29 cases, while the total pendency is just 756 cases, of which, 718 cases are less than six months old.
“India’s criminal justice system has been plagued by a backlog crisis, and data on pending investigations and trials published recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that this crisis is becoming more severe with each passing year. Having the police effectively deal with the huge stockpile of cases pending investigation in India would go a long way in reducing the backlog of criminal cases,” remarked SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill, while adding that the Moga Police has taken the strong cognisance of this statement.
The SSP added that in the last year from June 2020 to June 2021, the pendency of Inquest proceedings has also come down by 70% and several Proclaimed Offenders (POs) lowered by 20%, similarly, the Untraced/Cancellation Report pendency has been brought down by 96%.
“To bring Police closer to the public, 12 Village Tours have been conducted by senior officers of Moga Police with an active focus on internal process reform and record-keeping as well,” he said.
SSP Gill said that at least 59 formal inspections of Police stations were pending in June 2020, of which some of them even from the year 2016, the figure now stands at only 12 in June 2021, with no inspection pending before December 2020.
SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill, while giving all credits to his team, said that this has been possible due to sustained and untiring efforts of all units of the Moga Police amid active monitoring and follow up of the cases by the supervisory officers.
Meanwhile, to review the crime situation of the district, regular meetings are being held under the personal supervision of the SSP.