Social worker Abhay Chopra sent a letter to top leaders and lawyers to follow the directions of the Supreme Court.
Nagda (PD)- State governments for not implementing the 2006 decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court of Prakash Singh and others for contempt against the culprits by taking contempt action and for speedy implementation of the decision and by the Supreme Court in all police stations. Social worker Abhay Chopra has written a letter to the people who contempt the decision of installing cameras and to implement the decisions soon, Mr. Prime Minister, Government of India, New Delhi, Mr. Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court New Delhi, Mr. Home Minister, Government of India, New Delhi. Sent to Mr. Law Minister, Government of India, New Delhi and Mr. Soldier General Attorney General, Government of India, New Delhi.
Chopra has mentioned in the letter that according to the Constitution of India, the executive is responsible for the implementation of the decision of the Supreme Court. Both these decisions pertain to the executive. Therefore, this decision of public interest litigation has not been implemented deliberately by the executive to protect itself. Whereas such decisions, in which the executive gets authority and power, adopts double standards by implementing such decisions immediately. Which is unconstitutional and illegal. For power and power, a strong alliance of public representatives and administrative officers has been formed. Therefore, for the implementation of public interest decisions and laws, the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the Central Government should implement a parallel effective system so that our Constitution and fundamental rights given in it can be protected. In the letter, all the respondents have been demanded that action should be taken at the earliest.
It was told in the letter that the police system is at a low level due to non-implementation of police reforms in the country. At the behest of the ruling party, the unskilled policemen of all the states working selfishly and under pressure and by doing illegal work on the behest of the ruling parties, by doing illegal work on the behest of the ruling parties, by creating an empire of fear and terror in the country, by establishing a tribal rule in the country, destroy the democracy. Have given. It has been demanded in the letter that in this context, instructions should be given to get the two decisions mentioned below implemented at the earliest.
Chopra further said that in the democratic system, public interest is paramount in the eyes of the Central Government and the State Governments, advocates in the honorable courts should advocate for the implementation of the decision in the public interest, but it was not done and the decision of the Honorable Supreme Court should be followed and followed. By not taking action against the guilty officers who did not get them done, action was not taken as per the instructions of the law. Therefore, it has been demanded to be directed to take effective action at the earliest and to take legal action against those who help the officers who contempt illegally and inadvertently from the funds of the government.
Chopra has given two decisions in the above context in such a way that it is necessary to install CCTV cameras in the police stations as per the direction of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, through its decision of December 02, 2020, has decided to implement IP based CCTV surveillance system in every police station of the State/UT to prevent illegal activities, ensure the safety of its citizens and safety of its citizens. Stressed on the urgent need of all state police forces for This process will help in efficient handling of cases involving allegations of custodial torture. Also salient features of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding CCTV surveillance in all police stations of the country.
CCTV cameras should be installed in every police station and no part of the police station should be left open, it is imperative to ensure that CCTV cameras are installed at the following places. Entry and exit points, Police station main gate, All lock-ups, All corridors, Lobby, Reception area, All verandahs, Outhouse, Inspector’s room, Sub-inspector’s room, Area outside lock-up room, Station hall In front of the police station premises, outside (not inside) washroom, toilet, duty officer’s room, rear side of the police station etc. should be kept under camera surveillance. CCTV should also be installed in all those offices where the process of interrogation and arrest of the accused will be done in the same way as in any police station. The CCTV systems that are to be installed must be equipped with night vision and must necessarily include audio as well as video footage.
In areas where there is no electricity and/or internet, it shall be the duty of the States/UTs to provide it as expeditiously as possible using any method of providing electricity including solar wind energy. Internet systems must support clear image resolution and audio. CCTV camera footage should be preserved for the maximum possible period up to 18 months but not less than 12 months.
A monitoring mechanism should be put in place so that an independent committee can study the CCTV camera footage and publish its observations from time to time. The District Level Inspection Committee will have the following responsibilities. There will be health monitoring and reporting of the CCTV system. To review the footage archived from CCTVs in various police stations to check any human rights violations that may have happened but have not been reported.
In accordance with the recommendation of another 2006 judgment against Prakash Singh, (1) constitute a State Security Commission on any model recommended by the National Human Rights Commission, the Ribeiro Committee or the Sorabji Committee. (2) Select the DGP of the state from amongst the three senior most. The officers of the department are listed by UPSC for promotion to that rank and once selected, they are given a minimum tenure of at least two years, irrespective of their date of retirement. (3) Prescribe a minimum tenure of two years for police officers on operational duties. (4) Investigation police apart from law and order police, starting from towns/urban areas with a population of one million or more, and gradually spread to smaller towns, urban areas as well. (5) Establish a Police Establishment Board at the State level to decide all transfer, posting, promotion and other service related matters of officers below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. (6) Establish Police Complaints Authority at the state and district level to investigate complaints against police officers. (7) The Supreme Court also directed the Central Government to constitute a National Security Commission at the Union level to prepare a panel to be placed before the appropriate Appointing Authority for the selection and appointment of Chiefs of Central Police Organizations (CPOs). instructed. A minimum tenure of two years should also be given with the additional mandate to periodically review measures to upgrade the effectiveness of these forces, improve the service conditions of their personnel, ensure that there is proper coordination between them. And the forces are generally used for the purposes they were raised and make recommendations in that regard.
Chopra pointed out that in July 2018, the Supreme Court clarified that all states would send their proposals to the UPSC in anticipation of vacancies at least three months before the date of retirement of the incumbent to the post of Director General of Police. The state will immediately appoint one person from the panel prepared by UPSC. No state would ever imagine the idea of appointing a person to the post of DGP on the basis of acting as there is no respect for the acting Director General of Police. However, many states passed laws or executive orders to bypass the empanelment process of UPSC.
Chopra has requested through a letter that instructions should be given to all the responsible officers to treat my application as a petition and complaint.