The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Ajay K. Mehra
From the police and CBI to the courts and correctional facilities, reform is required at every stage of the system.
Though the need for serious police reform has been raised again and again, there seems to be no political will to do anything about it.
Unlike the Modi government, coalition cabinets from 1977 to 2014 have been based on a quota system in which no prime minister has had the privilege of choice, perhaps not even within his own party.
The merger of the NCRB and the Bureau of Police Research and Development seems like an attempt to gain more control over security-related data.