Friday, February 5, 2010

Mahila Satta pleads for police reforms

A Mahila Satta delegation today requested Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy to undertake police reforms as part of a plan to prevent crimes against women and children.

The delegation comprising Mahaila Satta President N. Saroja Devi, General Secretary K. Geetha Murthy and GHMC unit President T. Padmaja Rani wanted the Home Minister to implement the Justice Malimath Committee recommendations on improving criminal justice.

The Mahila Satta specifically suggested that abduction of women and children be treated as a crime warranting capital punishment. Crime perpetrators as also their instigators should be punished within 90 days. Criminal investigation should be shielded from political interference and forensic labs established in each district.

The delegation called on the Home Minister against the backdrop of the kidnap and brutal murder of a child, Naga Vaishnavi of Vijayawada.

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