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When will ‘Police Raj’ end in India?

The Supreme Court has categorically requested the Government of India to put a stop to the indiscriminate arrest of people. Out of about 5 lakh prisoners in Indian jails, about 4 lakh are such whose crimes have not yet been proven. The court has not declared him a criminal. The trials against them go on for the next 5-10 years and most of them get acquitted.

Crores of cases keep hanging in our courts for years and people keep getting injustice instead of justice. The laws that were imposed on slave India during the British era are still going on. The governments of independent India have changed some laws, but even now the policemen arrest whomever they want. Just an FIR should be written against him, whereas according to the law only those people should be arrested for whose offense the punishment is more than seven years.

That is, catching someone on suspicion of minor offenses and putting them in jail means that there is no law in the country but the rule of the police. This ‘police raj’ has been strongly criticized by the judges in two words. In this ‘police raj’, many people, despite being innocent, keep rotting in jail for years. The government is also spending crores of rupees on these prisoners. She spends every day. They should get bail immediately.

Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure says that the police can arrest any guilty person without a warrant, but our courts have said many times that a person should be arrested only when it is suspected that he will abscond or witnesses. Will bid or cause the evidence to be destroyed. At this time many journalists, politicians and social workers are put in our jails at the behest of the governments. When they are acquitted in their cases, why is the compensation for their torture time not recovered from the people who arrested them?

These tyrannical laws of the British Raj act as a brahmastra for the rulers, because the atmosphere of slander of those who are arrested is completely ready. Even if they are proved innocent later, why? Many such cases of bail are still hanging in the balance, which has been going on for years. In other democracies of the world, such as the US and the UK, courts and investigative officers believe that until proven guilty, they should not be treated as criminals and abused.

India is the largest democracy in the world and we have the oldest judicial system in the world. Our laws must be amended urgently so that civil liberties can be protected in the true sense. Along with the legal amendment, it is also necessary to say goodbye to ‘Police Raj’ from the country.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal is a Senior Journalist at You can follow him on Twitter @sb_0fficial
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