STRICT ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN AGAINST GOVT. OFFICIALS IF NO FIR IS REGISTERED: MHA ON WOMEN’S SAFETY

Amid massive outrage over the Hathras alleged rape case and several other incidents of sexual assault surfacing from different states, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a fresh advisory for states on safety of women.

The Centre has issued a set of detailed guidelines and how to deal with crime against women and said that any failure of police to adhere to laid down rules does not augur well for the delivery of justice.

In its advisory, MHA has now said there should be compulsory registration of an FIR in case of a cognisable offence under the CrPC.

The law enables the police to register an FIR or a “Zero FIR”, in case the crime is committed outside the jurisdiction of police station, in the event of receipt of information on commission of a cognisable offence, which includes cases of sexual assault on women, the ministry said.

“Such lapses, if noticed, need to be investigated into and stringent action taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the same,” the advisory to states said.

Inputs: India Today

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