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Poor Conviction Concerns State

 While the rate of conviction in criminal cases in the State continues to be one of the lowest in the Country, the decision to follow Vijayawada Model to improve conviction rate on a Pilot Project basis could not be implemented after three long years.

 
Official sources reveal that over 1,00, 000 cases are being registered in Odisha during 2017 and it is on rise with growth in population and more registration of cases.
The latest Report on crime scenario in 2017 reveals that total cases reported during 2017 has gone up to 1,03,866 as compared to 1,03, 602 in 2016 and 1,03,200 during 2015. 
 
While the crime rate is on rise, conviction rate has nosedived. Hardly 16 Percent is the conviction rate in Odisha.
 
However, in Vijayawada the conviction rate is 60 Percent, which is one of the highest in the country, and to emulate the model the State Government sent a team of officials to study the Vijayawada model.
 
And after studying it the State Government had decided in 2015  that the model will be implemented in Twin City on Pilot Basis.
 
According to the Model Viajayawada, Cops from each Police Station will be present in the Courts and will coordinate with the witnesses, which is now not done in a proper manner.
 
They will update about the Court proceedings to the Inspector In Charge (IIC)s of Police Station concerned, so that missing links can be plugged and required action can be taken.
 
Handling the witnesses, which is being done by the Courts will be handled by the cops, so that those facing problems in turning up to the Courts will be helped out.
 
 With just 16 per cent cases ending in conviction, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had expressed concern over the matter and asked Department of Home to draw up strategies to improve the rate.
 
Though Department of Home is making persistent efforts to implement Vijaywada Model, State Police is shying out to implement the Scheme, pointing out shortage of Police Personnel, officials reveal.
 
 Since conviction has a strong correlation with how effectively cases are investigated and strength of material evidence produced by police, the low rate points at the ineffectiveness of State Police in dealing with offences post registration.
 
Sources said that the issue came up in the recent meeting of the Standing Committee of the Department of Home, while the Committee was scrutinizing the Annual Budget of the Department.
 
It came to fore that though it was decided long ago to implement this novel model in Twin City and two smaller Police Districts, but could not be implemented due to shyness of State Police, admit officials.
 
The issue was deliberated in details and it came to light that several Police Districts are having poor conviction rates and Peoples’ Representatives advised to explore the reasons behind the poor conviction rates.
It is expected that State Police will come up to the expectation of the Peoples’ Representatives to improve Conviction Rates in the State, pointed out a senior Lawmaker. 


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