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  • HC notice on PIL for guidelines for personnel in police stations

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18:45 HRS IST

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New Delhi, Dec 22 (PTI)
The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Centre and the AAP government on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines to regulate the functioning of personnel in police stations and ensure the safety of the complainants and the accused.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Delhi government and the police seeking their stand on the plea by April 19, the next date of hearing.

The petition has alleged that the number of complaints of crime and corruption lodged against personnel posted in police stations was higher as compared to those in other departments of the police.

Petitioner Ajay Gautam has sought directions to the MHA and the Delhi government to lay down the duties and functions that must be performed by a personnel posted in a police station to ensure safety of the complainant and the accused in instances where no FIR was registered.

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