The organization has already published an article wherein the details of the Supreme Court of India’s judgement has been given which makes mandatory to every Indian central & state government to establish State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) at the state & also at the district levels too.
The judgement of the Supreme Court of India above mentioned was declared under Article 32 of the Constitution of India read with Article 142 of the Constitution which issued 7 directions to achieve the complete justice against police brutality and corruption. The Supreme Court of India also mentioned that such directions are further mandatory under Article 144 of the Constitution of India over all the authorities of the country.
The link of the detailed article above mentioned is as follows-
Police Complaints Authority- Legal Remedy Against Corrupt & Inefficient Police
Accordingly many states have established such Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) at state as well as Divisional Police Complaints Authority at district levels. The organization recently received query from few people of Haryana to provide the information of the formation of such Police Complaints Authority at the state level.
The details of the Haryana State Police Complaints Authority (as taken from their official website) are as follows-
The State Police Complaint Authority (SPCA) , Haryana was constituted on 16.08.2010 by the State Government under the Haryana Police Act, 2007.
Powers & Functions-
As per section 65 of the Haryana Police Act, (1) the authority shall enquire into the allegations of “Serious Misconduct” against Police Personnel. Either Suo-moto or on a complaint received from any of the following: –
(i) Victim or any person on his behalf on a sworn affidavit.
(ii) The National or State Human Rights Commission.
The Authority while conducting inquiry of the cases shall have all the powers of a Civil Court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act 5 of 1908) and in particular in respect of the following matters: –
Summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses and examining them on oath,
Discover and production of any document,
Receiving evidence on affidavits,
Requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office,
Issuing authorities for the examination of witnesses or documents,
Any other matter as may be prescribed.
The Authority after completion of the inquiry will communicate his findings and submit a report to the State Government and the Government shall consider the findings and recommendations of the Authority and take appropriate action.
Facility for Online Complaint-
For the convenience of the complainants Electronic Complaint can also be entertained and the complaint can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org subject to the sending of supporting affidavit as given as FORM-II alongwith ID and residential proof duly attested by the Gazetted Officer/notary public within a week’s time from the date of sending the complaint; so that anonymous complaints are not generated.
The Complainant can send his/her complaint in the following format which is given as FORM – I and the complaint must be supported by an affidavit in the following format as given as Form-II.
Address of the Haryana Police Complaints Authority-
State Police Complaint Authority (SPCA), Haryana
OLD PWD (B&R) Building
Sector 19-B, Chandigarh
Office Hours: 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days (as per Haryana Govt. Calender)
Phone/Fax No: 0172 – 2772244
Email to: email@example.com
For Opinion: –
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now the most important question arising into the minds of common people who for some inevitable reasons cannot hire lawyer or even otherwise do not know how to file the complaint before such authorities in person, we have published another article for such people as follows-
How to File Complaint at Authorities, Courts & Commissions Without Lawyer
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