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Police complaint authority for Delhi soon: HC told

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre and the today informed the High that they were in an advanced stage of setting up a police complaint authority to look into complaints against the erring policemen.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was also told that the Lieutenant Governor was seized with the issue.

"We are trying to ensure that the mandate of the Supreme 2006 judgement is duly complied with," counsel said, adding it has approved the setting up of a separate police complaints authority to inquire into complaints against policemen.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain said the issue of constitution of a police complaint authority was at an advanced stage before the concerned ministry and "we need some time to take a firm decision".

The bench agreed to their request and listed the matter for January 31 next year.

It, however, directed the authorities to place a status report on the issue.

The writ petition, filed by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, has taken exception to the government's decision taken on February 27, 2012, by which it had designated the Public Grievances Commission here as a police complaint authority (PCA) for the National Capital Territory.

The petition has sought quashing of the decision.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 17:45 IST