Jain urges LG to withdraw PCA appointment

Jain urges LG to withdraw PCA appointment
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Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, seeking withdrawal of a recent order for appointing members to the Police Complaint Authority PCA

New Delhi: Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, seeking withdrawal of a recent order for appointing members to the Police Complaint Authority (PCA).

According to an official, Jain, in his letter, said that he was of the view that the order was "not justified" in light of pendency of the matter before the Delhi High Court.

Earlier this week, the Lieutenant Governor had appointed the members of Police Complaints Authority. "Home Minister Satyendar Jain has written to the LG on the legality of the notification issued regarding the appointment of members of the Police Complaints Authority.

"The minister has pointed out that the matter regarding the setting up of the PCA is currently sub judice (pending hearing) before the Delhi High Court," the official said, adding the Minister has requested Baijal to withdraw the order A notification, on forming the authority was issued in January.

It will look into complaints against erring policemen in the national capital.

The authority will enquire into allegations of serious misconduct against police personnel, either on its own or on a complaint received from a victim, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the LG, chief secretary or Principal Secretary (Home) of the Delhi government.

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