Imphal, Aug. 5: During January 2015 to June of 2016, the Directorate of Prosecution (DP) has cleared 1023 charge sheets and 120 charge sheets have been returned back to the police department for rectification out of 1217 charge sheets submitted from the police department for scrutiny.
Speaking to the media person during the interaction programme held that DIPR premise the director of the DP Thounaojam Ramanikumar said that if the police department segregate the Law & Order and Investigation cell in the state then it would help in speedy dispensing of the cases as the DP cannot interfere during the police investigations he added.
He further added that an offence being an invasion against the public peace and wrong against the society at large, the prosecution and punishment for the crime is the responsibility of the state and not the victim, and that every trial for an offence before criminal court is conducted only by a public prosecutor who is the counsel for the state and not by a counsel engaged by complainant. The code of criminal procedure does not mention the duties and responsibilities of a public prosecutor. At present, there are 28 Criminal Courts established in the state.