Assam Chief Minister to review progress of police OCs in 6 months


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will review the progress of Officers-in-Charge (OCs) of police stations after six months. The chief minister on Monday took part in a conference “Redefining Policing Standards in Assam” with OCs of all police stations of Assam. The chief minister took up various issues ailing the department for discussion and directed the OCs to work on these for better results.   

Addressing the OCs the CM issued directions on how policing needs to be improved and how police stations should be people-friendly. The CM instructed the OCs to deal strictly with crimes against women and show zero tolerance towards offenders. Filing of charge sheet of all rape, murder, arms and drugs smuggling etc cases must be done at the earliest for speedy trial, directed Himanta Biswa Sarma.

For speedy investigation, the CM asked the OCs to collect post mortem reports expediently in coordination with Range DIGs. For minimizing delays if required the forensic reports could be sent to laboratories outside the state.

All police verifications for jobs, passports etc must be completed within 7 days, except in doubtful cases, said the chief minister.

The OCs must ensure receipt of reports by families at the earliest in traffic accident death cases for hassle-free insurance claims, said Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Progress on all these fronts would be reviewed by the chief minister in another 6 months at a similar conference with OCs.