Delhi Police recruits 82 consultants to provide legal assistance to IOs | Delhi News

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has engaged 82 legal consultants to provide assistance to investigators in investigating major criminal cases. Consultants will be available to work with the Districts, Criminal Branch, Economic Crimes Wing and Special Cell. Special Commissioner (Licensing and Legal Division) Sanjay Singh said the consultants would help on a case-by-case basis and help improve the quality of the investigation as well as increase the conviction rate.
The consultants were recruited in two phases. While 52 lawyers were appointed in the first group, the others were recruited in the second. “They have been engaged to assist IOs in filing indictments, cataloging evidence, recording statements appropriately, etc. The aim is to assist the police in building watertight cases against the accused “, Singh said.
The legal consultants started by assisting the police in the investigation of the North East Delhi riots, but now every specialist unit can benefit from their services. “The consultants will assist the IOs at all stages of the investigation. They will also provide legal advice on bail and other court-related matters. They will help IOs to write questionnaires to solicit the opinion of experts, doctors, forensic laboratories, etc. said a senior officer.
Another officer said the consultants would assist the IOs in interpreting laws, statutory rules and regulations and amendments and advise them in the preparation of the final report. “The special cell, the criminal branch and the EOW deal with important cases, ranging from terrorism to financial fraud. Legal advisers can also help them during the investigation,” the officer said. An evaluation system has been designed to assess their performance.

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