tajmahal321 wrote:Indian police department is a legacy of British rule. Many instances of it being used by state governments against its own people. Latest example is West Bengal and Kerala. Central government is becoming a mute spectator when its own citizens are harmed by the state police department.
The British could still get their work done by leveraging the IP (Imperial Police) officers and many other British officers who worked in the native kingdoms. They all shared a common bonding and a common language. The IPS (Indian Police Service) was introduced to get a similar facility for the central government. IPS officers trained together, and will have a common grounding/understanding and then gets allocated to state cadres. They can still function (and even share information etc.) in thanks to their parent cadre being one.
But over the years the political setup in India changed. The IPS officers no more became neutral and as we see today started taking decisions based on political ideology. I have also noticed that many state governments now try to get IPS officers who are from their own states (which actually destroys the original intentions of a pan-India service). These people would soon become the puppets of the political masters; especially in states like KL and WB which has some regional goonda gangs as political parties. These state level parties generally have zero vision on a "United India", as they jolly well know that their parties are non-entities outside the respective states (TMC in WB, CPI & CPI(M) in KL). They want to run the states like "mini kingdoms" with gullible idiots as citizens.
It is not a practical long term solution. Only solution is to change the scope of CRPF to CPF.
CRPF, CISF, ITBP, RPF etc. are all classified under the umbrella of CPO(Central Police Organisation). And their current mandate is that they are NOT to involve in regular policing work (which includes investigation & prosecution of criminals etc.). They are essentially deployed as "man power" in trouble prone areas. Because of all this; these CPOs also lack expertise in doing good investigations, gathering evidence, and then putting up good cases in the court. Their officer cadre (SI,Insp, Asst.Commdt) etc generally are not well trained in the works of a local police SI,Insp and Dy.SP.
It is to mitigate this problem that GoI came up with the idea of CBI. This is the "police force" which is under GoI which has pan-India jurisdiction and have good man power to do good crime investigations etc. The NIA is a similar force which focuses on terrorism. And there is also a sizeable cadre of state police officers who work in these units on "deputation". Perhaps GoI should focus on increasing the size of these units so that they can take up more cases in which state government's political attitude is not in sync with the Constituitional guide lines.
What may also be done is to have laws formulated for transporting criminals to jails outside their domicile state, and trying political crimes etc. outside the state. Many of the political crimes happens because the people involved knows that the state level machinery would protect them (KL is the prime example for this).