In Bihar, the pace of action in communal matters is slow, months have to be waited for the order to take action

 In the event of any communal situation or tension or any such incident in any area of the state, the concerned police station registers an FIR by adding sections 153-A and 295-A, but after adding these two sections, in such cases to take further action. For this, it becomes mandatory to get permission from the government level.

In Bihar, the pace of action in communal matters is slow, months have to be waited for the order to take action

In Bihar, the pace of action in communal matters is slow, months have to be waited for the order to take action

 


In the event of any communal situation, or tension or any such incident in any area of ​​the state, the concerned police station registers an FIR by adding sections 153-A and 295-A, but after adding these two sections, to take further action in such cases. For this it becomes mandatory to get permission from the government level.

In the event of any communal situation or tension or any such incident in any area of ​​the state, the concerned police station registers an FIR by adding sections 153-A and 295-A, but after adding these two sections, in such cases to take further action. For this it becomes mandatory to get permission from the government level.

 

Kaushik Ranjan, Patna. In the event of any communal situation or tension or any such incident in any area of ​​the state, the concerned police station registers an FIR by adding sections 153-A and 295-A, but after adding these two sections, to take further action in such cases. For this, it becomes mandatory to get permission from the government level.

In such a situation, after registering a case under these two sections in any police station of the state, this FIR comes from the level of the SP to the Home Department and then to the Law Department for review. After review at the level of the Law Department, this file goes to the level of the Chief Secretary.

If any matter is found to be wrong during the review at any stage, it is dismissed and action is not allowed under these two sections. The file for review in the Law Department passes through such a level that it takes seven to 10 days for a thorough review of each such case.

This leads to unnecessary procedural delays. For this reason, it takes months to get the final permission for taking action under both these sections. Since 2019 in the Law Department, about 300 cases are lying just waiting for permission.

Further action will be taken in these very sensitive cases only after getting permission at the final level. On an average, eight to 10 such cases come in a month from all the one thousand 65 police stations of the state.

A large number of wrong cases are also found

During the review at the departmental level, 25 to 30 per cent of the cases related to Section 153A and 295A is found to be wrong. At the police station level, without any reason or in any petty dispute, FIR is registered using both these sections.

Many times, these sections are also combined in a normal fight between two groups or even in a normal skirmish during an event. This forcefully increases the number of these cases. In this case, the lawmakers say that if arrangements are made to review these cases at the level of the DM and give them the final permission, then such cases will be disposed of faster. Don't have to wait long just to start taking action.

These are the streams

153A and 295A: If there is a dispute, fight, bloodshed or clash between people belonging to different religion, community, language, race or their community or groups, then both these sections are used.

If any person does any kind of act related to spreading religious hysteria or insulting any religion, then he is also booked under section 295A. Under section 196 of CrPC, the state government is empowered to take further action or allow prosecution under both these sections.