This Article is written by – Khushi Chamaria, a student of Gitarattan International Business School.
As we all know that India has been part of the vicious circle of heinous crimes like rape, murder, extortion, and other crimes too not only this but also face major issues like corruption and economic crisis and some of our government officials/police departments and agencies like that are the big supporters to this increasing corruption in our country.
Recently, senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani appearing on the behalf of petitioners stated that there are ‘Glaring Discrepancies’ between cases registered by the NHRC committee and State police authorities. By ‘glaring discrepancies’ he meant that “there is a gap of almost 60 percent in how many murders the NHRC says took place and in how many murders state police department says took place. Police have submitted that there have been only 29 murder cases whereas the NHRC has said that there have been 52 cases”.
Adding to this, not only according to the police department no rape has been taking place but according to the statistics and recording of NHRC, there have been 14 cases of rape. 1356 complaints have been dismissed by the state police turning them untrue without even registering FIR’s which is highly discouraging and disappointing for us as a citizen of this country.
Senior counsel submitted that “The NHRC committee must be given free hand to investigate and render justice. The provisions of the Act will no longer apply since in this case the committee has been appointed by the High Court.
To conclude, this shows that there is a serious need for the constitution of an independent agency. Justice will never be served if we have the blood of corruption in our hands.