Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has entrusted a big task to the police. He has given instructions to dispose of the pending cases related to SC-ST at the earliest. Nitish Kumar told police chief DGP SK Singhal– Chargesheet should be filed in the court within 60 days of pending cases related to SC-ST. A special campaign should be launched for this.
Addressing a meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee constituted under the Same Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1995, the CM said that 9 Special Courts should be set up soon to hear the SC-ST cases and the CM said that DGP must review the investigation of pending cases with all SP at least once a month So that the cases can be executed expeditiously. CM Nitish Kumar gave several directions at the vigilance and monitoring committee meeting of the SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
In the same meeting, every aspect of the cases relating to SC-ST was explained. There should be speedy trials to increase the punishment so that the weaker sections of the society get timely justice and the efficiency of special public prosecutors should be reviewed. The eligible Special Public Prosecutors should be entrusted with the responsibility so that they can make a better stand in the court and the court data should be increased for the same. Only cases registered under the Act should be heard in these courts. The CM further asked the collector and SP to review the cases registered in the districts and ensure timely payment of compensation to the victims. The activities of the vigilance and monitoring committee constituted at the district level should also be reviewed regularly. The CM said that ever since we got the opportunity to work, a lot of work has been done for the welfare of the persons of SC and ST.