Criminal investigation is a multifaceted challenge and proper investigation was essential for successful prosecution. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while releasing the ‘Manual on Criminal Investigation’ and launching Mobile App ‘Crime Free Himachal’ of Himachal Pradesh Police here today. Chief Minister said that people would have greater faith in the Rule of Law if the investigation leads to conviction of criminals. He said that rule of law was an important ingredient of good governance thus the police investigators play an important role in good governance. He said that the manual would help investigation officers to update and upgrade their knowledge and skills so that usual procedural infirmities during investigation could be effectively addressed.Jai Ram Thakur said that the Manual on Crime Investigation was an excellent effort by the Police Department to standardize the procedure in the process of investigation. He said that it not only provides the road map for investigation, but also gives an insight to the investigator to do it in a better and professional way. He said that the main object of the state government was to provide prompt and speedy justice to the common man and make the state a crime free state.
Chief Minister said that the Police App ‘Crime Free Himachal’ would go a long way in ensuring maximum participation of general public in tackling crime in the State. He said that with this App, people would be able to register their complaints regarding crime without revealing their identity. He said that people should be motivated to download this app, also to ensure their participation in making the state crime free state.Jai Ram Thakur said that the Police officers had adopted proactive approach to curb the cases of drug peddling in the state so as to make Himachal Pradesh a drug free state. He said that effective steps should be taken to check this social menace by expanding the information network.Director General of Police S.R. Mardi while welcoming the Chief Minister said that the Manual covers the protocols to be followed in the investigation of crimes in a systematic manner. He said that investigating officers could derive maximum professional value from the Manual. Additional Director General of Police Shyam Bhagat Negi presented vote of thanks.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Principal Secretary Home J.C. Sharma, ADGP Home Guards Atul Verma, Inspector General Police Himanshu Misra, IG CID Daljit Thakur, IG Police Training College Daroh Atul Fulzele, IG Research and Training A.P. Singh and other senior officers were present on the occasion.