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Commissionerate system

Commissionerate system

  • Context: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has announced the implementation of a police Commissionerate systems in Bhopal and Indore.
  • Under the currently prevailing  dual command system in the state, the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police (SP) share powers and responsibilities in a district.
  • The DM is entrusted with issuing arrest warrants, licenses while the SP has powers and responsibilities to investigate crime and make arrests which ensures a lower concentration of power, making the police more accountable to the DM at the district level.
  • Under the police commissionerate system, the powers of both policing and magistracy are concentrated with the commissioner, who is directly accountable to the state government and the state police chief.
  • This means that such police officers now have powers of preventive arrest, imposing Section 144 of the CrPC Act also conduct externment proceedings and issue written orders to remove a person from their jurisdiction of the commissionerate for a maximum of two years.

 

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