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The conviction rate in Maharashtra has dropped from 58.29% in 2020 to 41.36% in the first half of 2023. The state government is seeking a report on the situation and plans to tweak rules to hold public prosecutors and investigating officers accountable. The drop in conviction rate has prompted the home department to make changes in policies related to crime investigation and court battles. Some districts, particularly those with political interference and backward areas, have consistently low conviction rates. Witnesses turning hostile and ineffective public prosecutors are cited as major factors affecting the conviction rate.
Inclusion of this offence in the three proposed codes is welcome. But the police and some states flouting top court norms have to clean up their act
The Assam chief minister reiterated his government’s stand in the crackdown against child marriage in the state and said that the police will resume its drive in September this year, and mass arrests will be done again
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha