Friday, January 4, 2008

New Network Launched to file Complaints in India

In her first major step after doffing her police uniform, Kiran Bedi on Thursday blasted police officers for inefficiency as she unveiled a network to register complaints from the public.
The retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer made it clear that her initiative would not serve as a parallel police but only register complaints when aggrieved citizens felt that they were being denied justice.

In announcing www.saferindia.com, however, Bedi, India's first woman police officer who retired last month after 36 years in service, accused police officers of fudging crime figures.
She told reporters that police officials were misleading the media and citizens by manipulating crime statistics. "They never give you the right picture. Not even a single police officer has dared to reveal the correct crime graph."

She said that police officials were not addressing complaints from people, and by refusing to probe criminal cases were actually encouraging criminals.

"In my endeavour to bring reforms in policing, today we are launching a mechanism through which we would ask people to register their grievances with our website," she said.

"The victims' complaint would be forwarded to the respective police chiefs or director generals with a copy to the complainant," Bedi said here, on the launch of 'Mission Safer India.'
Bedi said the initiative had been taken to strengthen police services to provide a "Safer India," not as an alternative to police responsibilities.

"People can only register their complaint (with us) once they have visited the police station and are not satisfied with investigative procedures. The complaints would be only forwarded to the respective police chiefs once they are completely scrutinised by our panel of retired police officials, law students and NGOs," said the Ramon Magasaysay Award winner.

"No false, defamatory, libellous complaint based on personal revenge would be forwarded. We would take legal action against those found using us to settle their personal scores," Bedi said.
She sought to clarify that "Safer India" would be a bridge between the police and the complainant, and not an investigating agency.

A former all-India and all-Asia tennis champion, Bedi is a household name. She quit the IPS after she had been denied a chance to become the chief of Delhi Police, a post now occupied by Y S Dadwal, her junior in service.

Bedi has also served as deputy inspector general of police in Mizoram, inspector general of police in Chandigarh, director general of the Narcotics Control Bureau and as inspector general of police at New Delhi's Tihar Jail. In Delhi Police, she was the joint commissioner of training and also special commissioner in charge of intelligence.

Source: http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14584242
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2 comments:

captainjohann said...

Sir,
Here is an officer (the first woman police officer of India)who did remarkablly well in service by gaining magsaysay award and also doing innovative things in tihar jail. But what is very depressing to me is that she should show this courage to register complaints when out of uniform like some of the retired IPS officers do or some bureacrats do.Why they are not showing this courage when in Service?What prevents them?Why they are not following the laws of the land? This has much more relaance for our society.

People for Social Cause said...

Dear Sir,
Sorry I could not reply earlier,as my dad was hospitalised,now he is ok.

With regards to Kiran Bedi,yes she is brave and courage's and she intends to do noble service after her retirement.

With regards to your comment why they don't show this courage in duty,I feel she has shown enough courage and fought against the system.But as you are aware the system is made and run by Politician's.The minute some one try to protest or try to be modest he is either thrown out or transferred,this is Mera Bharat Mahan.

But I think slowly things are changing due to active media and more aware citizens but still long way to go,its people who should choose their elected representative with care,then only things will improve,why not have compulsory voting so that all those so called intellectuals and middle class people vote and make the Change.