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Justice Chalameswar urges youth to question police lapses

Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent

Published on: June 15, 2022 | Updated on: June 16, 2022

Former judge says people must try to bring change in the system

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Chalameswar

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Chalameswar

HYDERABAD: Stating that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did not have its own Act for functioning, retired Supreme Court judge Justice J. Chalameswar said it would take time to implement judgments passed by the court of law.

Justice Chalameswar was speaking as the chief guest at the discussion on the book ‘The Struggle for Police Reforms in India', authored by retired IPS officer Prakash Singh at PGRR Centre for Distance Education in Osmania University on Wednesday.

People, especially youth, must react to lapses being taken place in our society and insist on the authorities for pure and quality governance, he said. "As the people are not bothered by the issues, the system failed to fulfil its promises. Every law enforcement agency of the Centre and the state are being abused due to political influence and people must try to bring change in the system,"  Chalameswar said.

 Prakash Singh, who authored a book, said, "People need reforms in the police system for getting better policing in our society. Political influence on police departments has increased and it poses a major threat to democracy."

"I was in the police department for more than 30 years and faced major challenges due to political influence. The apex court has given certain guidelines based on my petition but the court judgments were not implemented by the governments in the states and the Centre. If the governments fail to implement apex court verdicts on police reforms, the police will lose accountability," Prakash Singh said.

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