Investigation in SC/ST Atrocities cases to be expedited
Kakinada | Sunday, Mar 21 2010 IST
The Vigilance and Monitoring Committee at its meeting on prevention of atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, today directed the police to expedite probe in atrocities cases to render justice promptly to the victims. The Committe also instructed the officials of the Social Welfare Department to furnish the reasons for ruling a particular case as not proved to enable victims to seek remedial measures in appropriate court. Social Welfare Minister Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose agreed with members' suggestions that rape victims should be paid the compensation in full without waiting for the doctors report.
He urged district officials to scruplously follow the provisons of the Protection of Civil Rights and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities on Dalits.
District Collector Gopalakrishna Dwivedi who presided, assured the agitated members that instructions were issued to the police officers to expedite the investigation in specific cases raised by them. He also agreed to take action in providing employment on humanitarian grounds to the family members of those killed.
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