Guwahati: Assam government has deliberate to re-employ the retired police officials to investigation hundreds of pending cases in the state police branch.
Informing the decision, state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the home branch has been planning to reintroduce the retired sub inspectors to care for the immense numbers of pending cases.
Sarma said, “We have deiced to reintroduce the retired sub inspectors ageing between 60-65 years to enquire the pending cases and charge-sheet them. There are some 4000 cases pending in Dispur police station alone which have been registered against quite a lot of organizations who staged dharnas. So, we want to clean pending cases first as part of police modernization.”
In Guwahati city alone, around 37906 cases were pending in the Police Commissionerate since May 2021. Out of them, Dispur police station has the highest numbers of pending cases over 11,000.
But even so Dispur police station, Paltan Bazar police station and Jalukbari police also have some 4874 and 4000 pending cases respectively.
The chief minister also said that the state government has been working on to separate investigation wing from law and order wing of police.
“Since police officials need to be engaged in VIP and other law and order duties, investigation to cases remain on the backseat. Subsequently there must be a separate investigation wing for speedy probe and justice mechanism,” the CM added.
Sarma added that the state government was once also planning to make 8 hours duty shifts for all police personnel in order that they may be able to do their work efficiently.