Ruchika effect: Treat all complaints as FIRs, says Govt
New Delhi: In view of the nation-wide outcry over the Ruchika Girhotra molestation and suicide case, the Centre has finally decided to take several measures aimed at preventing the recurrence of such cases in future.
According to reports, the Centre has directed the state governments to treat any police complaint as an FIR.
Taking note of the fact that FIR is not registered in most high profile cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to issue circulars to all states and Union Territories making registration of FIR compulsory in all cognizable cases of police complaints.
The development is clearly a fallout of the infamous Ruchika Girhotra molestation and suicide case, in which justice was delayed due to the influence of main convict and former Harayana DGP SPS Rathore.
The Home Ministry is likely to issue a circular in this regard by the next week.
The MHA is also mulling the amendment of the CrPC and making it imperative for all Station House Officers to register FIRs and give reasons if they fail to do so.
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