It was noticed that even as the supervisory mechanism for SR Cases was in place, there was no institutionalized mechanism for the systematic supervision of all non-SR cases by senior officers. At times simple lapses on the part of the IO drew adverse comments from Hon’ble courts. Such mistakes can be detected to a large extent and proper course correction adopted, if there is a mechanism to periodically review the progress of investigation of all non-SR cases also.
This initiative was started as an attempt to address the above issues by effectively utilizing I.O.B.s as a tool of supervision. It includes weekly review of progress of investigation of pending cases by Circle Inspectors/Inspectors-in-Charge of Police Stations, mandatory and regular of issue of I.O.B.s and their follow up. SDPO/Zonal DySsP then review the status of compliance of I.O.B.s by the I.O.s and follow up action taken by CIs/ICs once in a fortnight and submit Fortnightly Reports. Delinquent IOs are also called in the Orderly Room-Part I of the Superintendent of Police for corrective action on the lapses committed during investigation.
i) Considerable improvement in timely submission of case diaries by IOs to CIs/ICs
ii) Significant improvement in issuance and follow-up of IOBs by CIs/ICs
iii) 56 IOs dealt in OR-Part I of Superintendent of Police himself for lapses in investigation during the period of Marc’11 to August’11.
iv) Overall monitoring and supervision of cases has improved to a great extent.
v) Improvement in timely completion of investigation