Delhi Police goes to law school; launches training programme

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New Delhi, Nov 1 (UNI) The Delhi Police today launched a month-long training programme in an effort to upgrade the knowledge of law of its officers with ''changing times'' and equip them with social and legal perspectives besides fundamental rights for impartial functioning and efficient law enforcement.

Speaking at the inauguration of the programme, being organised in conjunction with the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasthan University, Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal said,'' It has been often observed that wrongdoers in heinous cases get away with impunity because of the lack of the knowledge of the law of Investigation Officers(IOs) and the errors they commit while registering FIRs. It is the duty of the Delhi Police to see to it that the cases registered by them stand the scrutiny of law and not only at trial court level but also up to the level of the Supreme Court.'' ''The law is one thing which is evolving by the day, so it becomes incumbent on the police to update the knowledge of its officers of the law, and hence we have come up with this training module,'' he added.

He said the defence always looks for one way or another to punch holes in the theory of the prosecution and the Delhi Police sometimes even end up getting strictures passed on it by courts. In the training programme the force would update the knowledge of officers about a number of new law enactments, various apex court rulings and directions from various national and statuatory bodies so that IOs do not falter anywhere right from the beginning of the cases and till their disposal by courts.

The training programme is being organised from November 1 to 29 in which initially 50 officers of sub-inspector and inspector ranks having enough experience will be given expert advice by legal luminaries, including Justice(retd) A S Qureshi, senior advocates Ram Jethmalani, Mr Dinesh Mathur, Mr Ramesh Gupta and Delhi Government standing counsel Mukta Gupta, in 40 sessions of three hours each which will be held on the campus of the University. The participants will be evaluated at the end of the programme.

University Chancellor K K Aggarwal, who was also present on the occasion, said: '' As the cause of the training programme is noble, our univeristy has also decided to extend its whole-hearted support to it and we have prepared the training module in such a way that it will professionally benefit the officers, who will undergo it, immensely and it will also enhace their knowledge of law significantly which will enable them to plug each and every loophole in the cases they prepare and the guilty would not be able to go scotfree.'' UNI RL HS RAI1320

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