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Delhi Police to High Court: All District DCPs sensitized for sharing information on Sexual Offence Cases

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Ambika bhardwaj

Published On: January 25, 2022 at 18:27 IST

The Delhi Police has notified the Delhi High Court that all District DCPs have been sensitised and required Standing Orders have been released so that all information regarding Cases involving sexual offences can be shared with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA).

The move came after Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri previously sought to streamline the procedure of supplying FIRs relating to Sexual Offences to DSLSA in order to give Interim Compensation to victims.

The Delhi Police told the Court that all District DCPs had stated on Affidavits that the information from 2012 to 2018 had already been shared with the DSLSA and that no Case had been overlooked.

On the other hand, Kanwal Jeet Arora, Member Secretary of DSLSA, stated that a sensitisation programme was held on January 11, in which all Delhi Police officials were sensitised about timely forwarding of FIRs registered under Sections 376 or 363 of the IPC and the POCSO Act, as well as other Cases where the said provisions were later added.

He stated that sensitisation programme was carried out to ensure that all appropriate measures for granting Interim Compensation to Victims in deserving Cases can be taken as soon as possible.

It was also proposed that in the future, not only officials from the Delhi Police but also counsellors from the Delhi Commission of Women would participate in sensitisation programmes.

The DSLSA told the Court that he did write to the District Judge Headquarters, requesting all Special Judge(s) dealing in POCSO Cases to “share the record of how many cases they have before them in which compensation has not been given to the victims”.

Furthermore, he stated that a letter will be sent to the Director General of Prosecution, requesting that he should sensitize all Prosecutors to verify if the Victim has been Compensated before filing a Charge Sheet.