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Revenue policing to end in Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

In a landmark decision, the High today directed the state to abolish the age-old system of policing.

A division bench of Justices and passed the order while questioning the role of the police in a dowry death case.

Dismissing the appeal of a dowry death accused for reduction of sentence, the questioned the way of working of the police.

The observed that the more than century-old practice of revenue policing, which is still in vogue in many parts of the state, must be abolished within six months.

The bench ordered that a sufficient number of police stations must also be established.

This will include two police stations in each circle headed by an officer-in-charge of or above the rank of sub- inspector.

Registration of FIRs, investigation, etc. will be done only by the regular police and not by patwaris after six months.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:30 IST