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New criminal laws

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Recently Chief Secretary chaired a high level Steering Committee Meeting of senior functionaries of Home, Police and Law Departments to review implementation of three new criminal laws in J&K enacted by the Parliament in 2023.

Apart from the Principal Secretary, Home the meeting was attended by DG, Prisons and Crime, Director, Prosecution J&K, ADG, L&O; Secretary, Law, Director, FSL and other concerned officers of the department while Srinagar based officers participated through video conferencing.

He took note of the measures taken so far regarding the capacity building and training of personnel. He enquired about the batches of police officers from each wing who had got the required training and education about new laws.

He called for designation of a senior Police Officer as a single point contact for implementation of these laws across J&K. He observed that this Nodal Officer should address all the issues and facilitate between different wings of police department in adoption of all the changes made in these laws  within the stipulated timeframe.

He asked about the changes to be made in Police Manual here. He told them to look into the need for issuing the SO’s for meeting the purpose within deadline. He sought suggestions from members of the steering committee about the efforts made so far and the way ahead to make maximum out of the available time.

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