• A new report titled “Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions” was released by Common Cause and the Lokniti programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS).
Key findings of the report:
• 28% police personnel believe that pressure from politicians is the biggest hindrance in a crime investigation. The other obstacles cited were related to society, legal systems and internal working systems in police.
• 38% personnel reported always facing pressure from politicians in cases of crime involving influential persons. Roughly one third also reported “always” facing pressure from their seniors in the police force.
• 50 % of police personnel feel that Muslims are likely to be “naturally prone” to committing crimes.
• 35 % of police personnel think it is natural for a mob to punish the “culprit” in cases of cow slaughter, and 43 % think it is natural for a mob to punish someone accused of rape.
• 37 per cent personnel feel that for minor offences, a small punishment should be handed out by the police rather than a legal trial.
Mains Paper 2: National
Prelims level : Status of Policing in India Report 2019
Mains level : Key findings of the Policing in India Report 2019