Hyderabad: In the wake of growing number of complaints over harassment by police officials, all station house officers (SHOs) have been directed to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) in dealing with cases.
Senior police officers including district superintendents of police (SPs) were instructed to monitor investigation officers (IOs) dealing with various cases.
Keeping in mind the recent incidents of police harassment that took place in districts impacting badly on the image of the department, the police conducted a review meeting with the senior officers and deliberated ways and means to streamline the policing system.
As some of the victims approached the court of law, seeking action on investigation officers, the officials also decided to conduct review meetings in all districts. The SPs would conduct review meetings with the staff on weekly basis physically or virtually for monitoring the cases and their investigations.
The Jogulamba-Gadwal district police conducted a meeting with all police officers in the district and analysed the crime and law and order issues in the district. SP Ranjan Ratan gave instructions to clear all pending investigations and file charge sheets before the court of law.
“Police officers must follow SOP while dealing with cases. If anyone violates the
rules, the authorities will not hesitate to take action,” the SP warned. Similarly, the SPs of several districts convened virtual meetings with the staff and asked them to take measures to prevent Covid-19 spread and follow SOP.