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 Independent prosecution cadre to be created in J&K
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Independent prosecution cadre to be created in J&K

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Srinagar, Oct 27 :  With an eye to bring the Criminal Justice System in J&K in sync with the CrPC, which will be applicable from October 31 in J&K, the Governor administration has approved establishment of an independent Prosecution cadre with a separate Directorate.

An official on Sunday said that the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik late on Saturday evening, approved establishment of an independent Prosecution cadre in J&K.

“The decision aims to develop the prosecution cadre as an independent entity separate from Police Department under the provisions of the CrPC which require that Public Prosecutors/Additional Public Prosecutors/Assistant Public Prosecutors should be drawn from the regular prosecution cadre,” he said.

The SAC approved creation of a separate Prosecution cadre, with members of the existing Prosecution wing as its initial constituents and establishment of a Directorate of Prosecution to be headed by a Director. An IPS officer of the rank of Inspector General shall be appointed as the first Director General of Prosecution.

He said the SAC accorded sanction to the incorporation of 'Prosecution' as a separate subject/entry, assigned to the Home Department in the relevant Schedule of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules.

“The establishment of an independent prosecution cadre in line with the provisions of CrPC will bring about synergy in the Criminal Justice System and improved rate of conviction,” he added.(UNI)