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Adverse conditions have made common man lose trust in his own guardian, says PIL seeking Police Reforms; Bombay High Court issues notice

The petition seeks to implement reforms for bettering the efficiency of the police forces, and addressing their grievances at the same time.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Bombay High Court has issued notice in a PIL filed for the implementation of various police reforms, as per the recommendations in reports by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India (BPR&D).

The petitioners call for increasing the strength of police forces and standardising working hours.

In this regard, the petitioner points out that the BPR&D had also mentioned a national requirement of manpower for an 8 hour-shift pattern in police stations, so as to curb occupational stress and promote the mental health of police personnel, urban policing, etc.

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