Jalandhar, August 10(STN): Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal on Thursday ordered the police department and district attorney office to ensure speedy justice in case of atrocities on SCs by completing investigation of cases under the Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 in a time-bound manner.
In a meeting held at the District Administrative Complex today, the DC said that the district level committee had received 32 cases from Commissionerate Police, Jalandhar Rural Police and District Attorney office for the compensation.
Sarangal asked the District Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Officer to ensure distribution of compensation to the affected people in all approved cases under the provisions of Prevention of Atrocities Act
The Deputy Commissioner advocated effective implementation of the SC/ ST atrocities Act for safeguarding the interests SC/ST community in the district. He said that any applicant who registers a complaint under the SC / ST atrocities Act was eligible for compensation after filing of FIR under various sections of the Act. He said that the FIR was filed by the Police while the District Attorney Office scrutinizes whether the sections imposed in FIR were relevant or not.
In the meeting, the cases registered by the Police and being fought by the District Attorney were also discussed. It was decided to put in more efforts to get these cases resolved on a priority basis.