35 people arrested under the Act, says ASP

Additional Superintendent of Police Mohana Rao during a video conference with Raymond Peter, Chief Secretary (Social Welfare), has said 23 cases registered under Prevention of Civil Rights Act and Prevention of Atrocities Act last year are pending unsettled.

He said this year 70 cases were registered and of them 43 complaints were found to be bogus.

In the remaining cases, six had been settled and chargesheet filed in 14 other cases, he said.

So far, 35 people were arrested under the POA Act, he said, adding that atrocities on SC/STs were being reduced gradually by creating awareness among people.

The Additional SP said Vigilance and Monitoring Committee had met thrice since January this year and reviewed the Acts.

A sum of Rs. 1, 43,750 was sanctioned for settlement of six cases., Mr. Mohan Rao said.

Earlier, Mr. Raymond Peter, who reviewed implementation of the PCR and POA Acts, cases registered and settled in each district along with the Commissioner (Social Welfare) and police officials on Friday, asked the officials concerned to settle the cases early.

He suggested that officials conduct special drives to settle long-pending cases and review the cases at regular interval.

District Revenue Officer B.H.S. Venkata Rao, Parvathipuram ASP Navdeep Singh Grewal, DD (social Welfare) Jeeva Putra Kumar and Bobbili SDPO Sridevi Rao were present.

  • Of 70 cases filed this year 43 were found to be bogus, he says

  • Officials told to conduct special drives to settle long-pending cases