The court 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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