The Bar Council of Delhi has
addressed a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking for the inclusion of
representatives from the Bar, in the Central Committee for Reforms in Criminal
There are various lapses in
criminal laws -
- Sluggish Investigations to street
- Eroding public confidence in the
- Existing police model is "incapable"
to render speedy and fair justice,
- There is widespread public
discontentment due to the "lackadaisical approach" of the Police.
It was thus stated in the letter
that it is necessary to introduce substantial Police reforms.
The bar Council stated that - The
Bar Council of India and other state bar councils, along with experts on the
subject can provide better inputs-with their vast experience, but so far, they
have not been included in the High Power Committee.
- Introduction of "drastic
amendments" in procedural laws to provide effective preventive mechanism
and for the conduct of fair and honest investigation.
- Any lapse at any stage must face
serious consequences, even imposition of imprisonment,
- Appropriate amendments to the
Information Technology Act and establishment of Cybercrime Cells in each Police
- There is need for a serious
debate for a "better social environment" to get rid of deteriorating
socio-economic conditions & misuse of the internet, which is the major cause
leading up to crime against women and children.