Thanks to a Public Interest Litigation filed by a wannabe lawyer, seeking proper implementation of Police Act and constitution of Police accountability committee, the Government of Rajasthan has now started looking at the matter seriously.
Dharma Raj Chandel, a Law student had filed a Public Interest Litigation in the High Court seeking constitution of independent and separate agency, namely State Police Accountability Committee and District Police Accountability Committees, properly constituted in Rajasthan.
Seven months after filing of PIL, the High Court taking serious note of the matter, came down heavily on the Government for not filing proper reply and for repeatedly adjourning the matter. The Law student, who appeared in person,contended that that although Act & Rules pursuant thereto have been framed by the Govt but there is no implementing agency who could execute the mandate of the Rajasthan Police Act 2007.
The PIL also seeks the following reliefs
It is now reliably learnt that Additional Chief Secretary in Department of Home has acceded to the prayers made in the petition and written to Director General of Police directing him to implement the prayers made in the PIL. The matter now stands posted to August for further hearing.
Read the order here.