Chennai, Feb 21 (BPNS)
The executive summary of a 39-volume detailed study on the ‘Police System in India’ which was a massive undertaking of 75 academicians and 75 researchers was submitted to the Prime Minister. The Attorney General of India, R.Venkataramani was also present.
The head of the project Dr. S. Shivakumar who is a former member of the Law Commission of India and Professor at the Law Institute of India said that the project was meant to review the functioning of the police system in each state and Union Territory of the country.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was also part of the study.
Dr. Shivakumar while speaking to BPNS said, “ The project was initiated to facilitate a detailed understanding of crime patterns in different states and Union Territories and how specific police forces deal with offenders, the challenges faced by the officials and systematic issues that must be addressed and reforms to be implemented.”
He said that the Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy and Training (MILAT), a legal think tank, Llyod Law College, Indian Law Institute, and thirty more premier law institutions in the country have supported the project.
Dr. Shivakumar also said that studying the Police System in India would become a pathway towards making a responsible civil society and helpful for policymakers to bring reforms in the Criminal Justice System.